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Welcome to Mr. Downey's 

7th Grade Civics Class!

Welcome to 7th Grade Civics! Listed below is pertinent information regarding my class:


The purpose of this course is to promote civic virtue through education of civics and an understanding of the political process at our various levels of government.  Students will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of the founding documents of this country.  They will further develop their skills of historical and current events analysis. The coursework encourages students to fulfill their duties and responsibilities as good citizens. It will also serve as an introduction to the world of Economics. Students will have an opportunity to practice public speaking through various projects and activities. As a result of this course, students will be better prepared for participating in the world around them as they become informed citizens ready to impact their communities.


Throughout the month of October we will study the Federal Executive Branch. Students will learn about the roles & powers of the President. They will also learn about the Electoral College & the roles that political parties play in not only nominating candidates, but supporting them as well.


*The online textbook can now be accessed through Clever. Find the "Ed" app (Click the heart icon on the app so it stays on your home screen). You may need to switch over the textbook from the World History book from last year to Florida Civics by hitting the drop down arrow after clicking on the "Discover" tab.



Parent Involvement form:


Civics tutoring will be available to struggling students in room 125 from 3:30 - 4:30 every other Wednesday. The next tutoring session will be posted when tutoring resumes. 


Google Classroom: 

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    Syllabus Google Form:



  • Assignments will be posted daily on my Google Classroom for students and Teacher Connection page for parents to view. 




Students’ grades will be determined by using the following categories and percentages:

Practice -- 30%

Performance (Mastery) -- 70%


Grading Scale:   A (90-100)   B (80-89)   C (70-79)   D (60-69)   F (0-59)


Make-up Work:

Absent students should check google classroom and the teacher connection website for make-up work. It is the student’s responsibility to complete classwork missed, turn in homework or, to request to take a missed test the day of their return from the absence.

Late Work: 

Students are expected to complete all assignments and submit them on or before the day it is due. Any work submitted the day after it was due will earn, at best, a score of 60%. Work submitted two or more days after the due date will not be accepted.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me by email.


Austin Downey





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