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American Government and Politics (Civics) - Semester Course

Nathaniel Gilbert
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(359)
A semester course designed to introduce students to the principles behind American government and current political practices in the United States.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Intermediate Level
I am passionate about our political system and helping students understand its foundations and importance in our everyday lives.  My approach is to get students thinking about and discussing how government relates to their lives by using examples and historical illustrations. 
Homework Offered
Students will have a graded weekly quiz and a graded weekly homework assignment, which will reinforce and expand upon the classroom discussions. Assignments mostly involve reflection questions to be answered in a few sentences. There may be couple essays as well. Additional work and textbook reading is provided, but is optional for student enrichment (not graded). There is a final quiz and final assignment that are due after the final live class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Student work will be graded (the weekly quiz and assignment) and a final grade (percentage system) will be issued. There is also a participation grade, which hinges on student’s attentiveness, use of video, and contributions to the class discussion. The final grade is based approximately on 47% Quizzes, 47% Assignments, and 6% Participation.
Grades Offered
All materials/texts will be provided by the teacher in the form of website links or documents.  Students will be required to submit homework in a standard file format.  

Every class is recorded and I post the recording for viewing after each class.  Therefore, students can catch up if they happen to miss the live session. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The course will occasionally touch on current events and topics of controversial nature.    However, discussion will be kept at an age appropriate level. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(359)
- Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education  
- Earned state of Ohio teaching license 
- Cross cultural teaching experience in Beijing, China
- Taught a variety of subjects to multiple age levels 
- Currently involved in... 
Group Class


for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
60 min

Completed by 420 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
2-12 learners per class

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