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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mr. Wettergren
7th Grade Government and
8th Grade U.S. History- Martino Jr. High
Expectations and Grading


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.


40% - Assignments/Activities

60% - Tests

Weekly Schedule

May 22 - May 26

Mon. May 22nd - Blue Day (6th Block) (7th Block)

- Political Parties
 Tues. May 23rd - Gold Day (10/11 Block) (13th Block)

- Political Parties

Weds. May 24th - Blue Day (6th Block) (7th Block)

- Political Parties


Thurs. May 25th - Gold Day (10/11 Block) (13th Block)

- Amendments 11-27 Worksheets

Fri. May 26th - Blue Day (6th Block) (7th Block)

- Amendments 11-27 Worksheets
Classroom Notes

Click on the links to view/download the material - 


U.S. Foundations

U.S. Flag Evolution

U.S Constitution           U.S. Constitution Skeleton Notes

Illinois Constitution



Video Notes

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U.S. Foundation

U.S. Foundation with Answers

Study Guides

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Study Guides

U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution Answers

Illinois Constitution

Illinois Constitution Answers



Practice Materials

U.S. Constitution Practice Tests

Click on the links:


https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-kids/us-history-quiz/  - once you go to the site, click on Quiz #1 under 50 Question Expert Quizzes and take it.

Some of the questions on both sites are not covered at this level, but many of the questions from both are on the study guide and will be on our U.S. Constitution Test.  

Illinois Constitution Test