Welcome to American Government!
My name is Susan Hodges and I have the privilege of teaching Government and Economics this year! The first half, from August to December, will be Government. Gov’t usually drives economics….law drives economics…so we will study about our government system first. Then we will move on from January to May with Economics. We have some supplemental texts that everyone needs to have for both parts of this class. Please make sure you have those for each course!
Why Study Gov’t and Economics? Well…. you have to have it to graduate from high school, but more importantly because our government system affects you! Yes- you the student! Laws implemented now have ripple effects that 20 years from now will affect you! Freedom is never free and the more knowledge one has about our government system, the more one can recognize when these freedoms are in jeopardy. There will be papers, quizzes, and tests in this class as well as fun, exciting debate times with lots of current issues. If you do not currently discuss politics or watch the news with your parents, now would be the time to do so! Get informed so the Lord can birth a desire in you to pray for our leaders, can birth a sense of increased patriotism, and the ability to use your knowledge of US history as a lens to see the government as the founding fathers designed for this great nation! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at my email above or 731-487-5737. I am looking forward to a great year and come prepared with an expectant attitude and a resolute determination on getting homework done!
HOMEWORK FOR October 22, 2019:
- Watch Schindler’s List…..try Netflix or Amazon Prime. Some libraries have it also.
- Complete take home test and bring back next week