Course Syllabus


Civics and Economics 

Mr. Haake 

Room 124

Fall 2020

The state of North Carolina has designed the Civics and Economics curriculum to help students develop the necessary thinking skills to detect trends, analyze movements, and comprehend the function of our national government and history. THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Class time is limited and every moment must be used for learning. Student disruptions WILL NOT be tolerated. Students are expected to observe and abide by the rules in this syllabus.


Class Rules


  1. Respect yourself and those around you

Students are expected to follow all rules in the Student Code of Conduct manual, and are also expected to behave as adults. There will be no toleration for behavior, speech, activity or conduct that is disrespectful. Be civil and courteous to your teacher and classmates. TAUNTING, BULLYING, HORSEPLAY, and FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REFERRAL TO THE OFFICE.


  1. Be prepared for class

Come to class everyday with all required materials (Chromebook, paper, pencil, etc.) for this class. Coming to class unprepared is unacceptable, and the student will be marked tardy. While we are learning virtually, you must be on time and prepared for every course meeting and on task the entire time. If we are in person: being in the room does not make you on time, any student not in their assigned seat and working on the daily Warm Up activity when the bell rings will be marked tardy.


  1. Follow all instructions in an orderly manner

Students are expected listen to their teacher and follow all directions given in class. If you have a question or need an instruction clarified, please raise your hand and wait to be called on or during virtual settings politely let me know.


  1. Do not distract or interfere with your classmates’ learning

The classroom is place for learning, NOT for socializing, texting, grooming, sleeping, playing, eating, or any other sort of behavior that disrupts the learning process.When students engage in these (or other) distracting activities, they are not only hindering their own learning, but also the learning of their fellow students. Students are expected to remain focused on the task at hand.


  1. Be HONEST

Cheating WILL NOT be tolerated. Forms of cheating may include, but are not limited to: using another student’s work as one‘s own, sneaking answers or using “cheat sheets,” using a cell phone to look up answers, communicating answers to other students, or any other dishonest attempt to obtain information or answers to an assignment.  Anyone caught cheating will receive a grade of “0” on that assignment and will be subject to the appropriate disciplinary action, as outlined in the Code of Conduct.



See your BHS student handbook for appropriate consequences for violation of class and/or school rules.


Class Procedures in Person


  • Enter the classroom quietly and begin answering the Warm Up posted on the front board.
  • Raise your hand and wait to be recognized to speak.
  • Remain in your seat unless told otherwise.
  • Remain focused on the task assigned.
  • Do not pack up or leave the class until dismissed. Remember - the teacher dismisses you, not the bell.

Class Procedures for Virtual Learning 


  • Enter the google Hangout with your mic on mute and camera off and begin answering the Warm Up posted on the announcement for the day 
  • If you have a question feel free to unmute or to use the message future
  • Remain focused on the task assigned.

Materials Needed for Class


  • Textbook and other source materials (These materials are provided on canvas)
  • A CHARGED Google Chrome Book
  • Notebook or loose-lined paper for note-taking(With a binder)
  • A separate Notebook for Warm-Up Activities
  • Pencils or pens (BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY)

Grades and Grading


A: 100-90  B: 89-80  C: 79-70  D: 69-60  F: 59 and below

  • Tests: 20%
  • Homework/Classwork: 40%
  • Quizzes: 40%

There is no special approach or formula to doing well in this class. Completing in-class work, taking notes, and studying each night are the keys to success in this class. It is YOUR responsibility to pass this course. I put forth 100% effort each day, I expect the same in return. 


Attendance Policy

The 2020-2021 Attendance Policy requires all students to miss no more than 5 class meetings per course.

The following is our new SCHOOL WIDE POLICY: Students are expected to be in the classroom (passed the door frame) when the bell begins to ring. 

  • 1st Violation -  Verbal Warning
  • 2nd Violation - Verbal Warning
  • 3rd Violation -  Verbal Warning and Parent Contact by Classroom Teacher 
  • 4th Violation -  Verbal Warning and Parent Contact by Classroom Teacher 
  • 5th Violation -  1 period ASO & Parent Contact by Classroom Teacher
  • 6th Violation -  1 period ASO & Parent Contact by Classroom Teacher
  • 7th Violation -  1 full day of ASO & Parent Contact by Classroom Teacher
  • 8th Violation -  2 full days of ASO & referral to administration
  • 9th Violation -  3 full days ASO & Parent Contact by Administrator 
  • 10th Violation - 2 days of Out-of-School Suspension
  • Additional Violations - Administrator Referral, further disciplinary actions

Online Attendance Policy 

  • No more than 3 absences will be allowed without parent/Guardian contact. 
  • You will be contented present during our daily meetings via google meet or by turning in assignments 
    • If you cannot attend a meeting for whatever reason IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LET THE TEACHER KNOW BEFOREHAND. 

Make-Up Work / Late Work

It is the student’s responsibility to turn in all work that was missed due to an absence, as well as to schedule a time to make up any missed quizzes or tests.To get absent work, you must see me either before or after class only.  It is a school rule that students have two (2) days to make-up any missed work per one (1) day of absence. Work completed after two (2) days will be penalized for being late. Late work is not accepted without an excused and legal absence document. A list of legal absences can be found in your Student Handbook. 


Instructional Technology

This class utilises Canvas and Google Chromebooks to provide resources for students (digital copy of the book, notes, projects, rubrics, reminders, etc). Each student will receive an invite to the site within the first week of classes in their school email. Be sure to check this site daily.   



Any student should feel free to ask me for help. If there are questions about a topic discussed in class, an assignment, please ask. Also, check Canvas for information and updates about our class. If you wish to contact me directly, my e-mail address is



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