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U.S. Government and Civics Mission Statement

After my first year teaching I found that I lacked a sense of cohesion that connected the first unit to the last unit. I am retired military (21+ years) and drawing on that background came to realize that I needed a mission statement with approaches and objectives in the hopes that this will strengthen my teaching for next year.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the  high school United States government class is to instruct students in the “principles of freedom”[1] by providing them a historical perspective on the founding documents of the United States and how those documents are translated into a functioning government. In so doing, we hope to mold students into “well informed” citizens so that “they can be trusted with their own government”[2]

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Economics Mission Statement

After my first year teaching I found that I lacked a sense of cohesion that connected the first unit to the last unit. I am retired military (21+ years) and drawing on that background came to realize that I needed a mission statement with approaches and objectives in the hopes that this will strengthen my teaching for next year.

Mission Statement:
The mission of this high school economics class is to provide students with a logical framework to understand basic economic principles and how people, businesses, and governments interact in order to use resources[1]. Students will be able to use that knowledge to think critically about government policy proposals that are debated in the media[2] creating better citizens capable of being a part of the political process. Additionally, they will be aware of how economy works and how to adjust to changes within it.

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World Geography Mission Statement

After my first year teaching I found that I lacked a sense of cohesion that connected the first unit to the last unit. I am retired military (21+ years) and drawing on that background came to realize that I needed a mission statement with approaches and objectives in the hopes that this will strengthen my teaching for next year.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the high school world geography class is to impart to its students a natural understanding of one’s place in the world[1] which is essential to good citizenship[2]. By linking scientific factors alongside sociological, psychological and historical reasons[3], students will understand the complex and unpredictable world[4] in which they live and use that understanding to make independent, informed decisions[5].

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