***Instructions for Virtual Learning**
If you have any questions, please contact me at AndersRP@pwcs.edu

Week of 06/01 - 06/05
I have added optional reading on the US Constitution in the files and documents section. Also, below is the IXL link to US Constitution review.

IXL.com --> Grade 8 --> B1-B4
https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/grade-8

Week of 05/18 - 05/22

This week we will have optional work on Local Governments in Virginia. In the files and documents section I have uploaded critical thinking worksheets as well as pdf pages from the text book to assist. 
As in previous weeks, please utilize IXL and SOL Pass, you can use the same links that were posted for the week of 5/11-5/15 below. 



Week of 05/11 - 05/15
This week we will begin optional work on  State Government and Federalism Enrichment. In the files and documents section I have uploaded critical thinking worksheets as well as pdf pages from the text book to assist. 

It is also encouraged that students review on the following online platforms.
Please contact me if you need your username/password for any of these. 

IXL.com --> Grade 8 --> A6
https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/grade-7


SOL Pass -->Middle School --> Civics/Eco --> State and Local Government
https://www.solpass.org/ce.php


Week of 05/04 - 05/08
This week we will begin working on Part 2 of our Structures of Government Enrichment. In the files and documents section I have uploaded critical thinking worksheets as well as pdf pages from the text book to assist. 

It is also encouraged that students review on the following online platforms.
Please contact me if you need your username/password for any of these. 

IXL.com --> Grade 7 --> CC3, CC4,CC5
https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/grade-7


SOL Pass -->Middle School --> Civics/Eco --> National Government 
https://www.solpass.org/ce.php


Week of 04/20 - 04/24
This week we will begin working on Part 1 of our Structures of Government Enrichment. In the files and documents section I have uploaded critical thinking worksheets as well as pdf pages from the text book to assist. 

It is also encouraged that students review on the following online platforms.
Please contact me if you need your username/password for any of these. 

IXL.com --> Grade 7 --> CC1 and CC2
https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/grade-7


SOL Pass -->Middle School --> Civics/Eco --> National Government 
https://www.solpass.org/ce.php

Week of 03/30 - 04/03
This week, students have the option of working on Optional Unit 1 under Files and Documents section to the left. Most of this material was sent home on Thursday/Friday before school was let out but I have added a few more items as well. 

I have also sent out an email with information for our digital textbook. The link is also below.
https://student.efiveponds.com/
Students can go to the Civics title and look at the following pages (An Audio option is available as well).
Pages 122 - 131 (Chapter 7)

Week of 03/23 - 03/27
Students are encouraged to review past units and refresh on what was covered. I will have review material posted under the "Files and Documents" tab as well as suggest that students visit the following web pages.

IXL
https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/
If you need your IXL information, please contact me.

Civics material is covered under the following sections:
Grade 8
8.A
8.B
8.D

Also, please visit SOL Pass at the link below

https://www.solpass.org/login/

Use Bull Run MS (Prince William) as the school.
Password is bullrun

Once signed in, click on the Middle School Tab (Blue), the click on the box for Civics and Economics.

Units to be reviewed are:
1. Foundations
2. Citizenship
3. Parties and Elections
4. National Government
5. State & Local Government
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Standards for Civics and Economics examine the roles citizens play in the political, governmental, and economic systems in the United States. Students examine the constitutions of Virginia and the United States; identify the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens; and describe the structure and operation of government at the local, state, and national levels. Students investigate the process by which decisions are made in the American market economy and explain the government’s role in it. The standards identify personal character traits, such as patriotism, respect for the law, and a sense of civic duty, that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in the civic life of an increasingly diverse democratic society.


Civic education also must emphasize the intellectual skills required for responsible citizenship. Students practice these skills as they extend their understanding of the essential knowledge defined by the standards for Civics and Economics.

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