Picture Missing
Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
Picture Missing
Mr. Wettergren
7th Grade Government and
8th Grade U.S. History- Martino Jr. High
jwettergren@nlsd122.org
Expectations and Grading

Discipline

I will be using the school's step system in the classroom.

Step 1: Warning
Step 2: Written Consequence
Step 3: Contact Home
Step 4: Office Referral

It is important that students and parents understand that I believe an educational environment should be fun, safe, and respectful.  Therefore, if I feel that a student is being disrespectful to a peer or to the teacher (I consider this to fall under the school's severe clause) he/she will be given an immediate office referral.  I also process office referrals for cheating or plagiarizing another student's work.  This is dishonesty, and I will not tolerate it in my classroom.
 

U.S. Government is a 7th grade cycle class that your student will have for one trimester.  Students will explore the beginnings of our nation and the development of our government based upon democratic principles.  Students will take the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois Constitution in this class.  They need to pass both exams in order to graduate from junior high.  There is very little homework in the U.S. Government cycle - most assignments and activities will be completed during class.  Students may retake the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois Constitution once - unless he/she does not pass the test.



Grading

40% - Assignments/Activities

60% - Tests




Weekly Schedule

Feb. 20th - Feb. 24th

 

Mon. Feb. 20th

- No School - President's Day


Tues. Feb. 21st - Gold Day (8th Block) (9th Block)

 - Political Parties

 
Weds. Feb. 22nd - Blue Day (6th Block) (7th Block)

- Political Parties
- End of Trimester - Go to Life Skills Cycle on Fri. Feb 24th
 

 

Thur.  Feb. 16th - Gold Day (8th Block) (9th Block)

- Political Parties & Fun Time
- End of Trimester - Go to Life Skills Cycle on Mon. Feb 27


Fri. Feb. 24th - Blue Day (6th Block) (7th Block)

- Class Introduction
- Video Notes

 


Classroom Notes

Click on the links to view/download the material - 

Units

U.S. Foundations

U.S. Flag History

U.S. Constitution

Illinois Constitution

 

Video Notes

Click on the links to view/download the material - 

U.S. Foundation

U.S. Foundation with Answers

Study Guides

Click on the links to view/download the material - 

Study Guides

U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution Answers

Illinois Constitution

Illinois Constitution Answers