Mr. Paul KotlewskiGrover Cleveland Middle SchoolSeventh GradeAmerican GovernmentPhone Extension: 2114"There are people that make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be the person that makes things happen" Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 astronaut
Ad Astra per Aspera"Hold students to high expectations. It isn't easy. They will push back. They will feel it isn't fair. But over time it will become intrinsic. They will have a newfound belief in themselves and set their own high expectations." Kareem FarahHelloThe American Government course is divided into three sections. The first section will focus on geography, examining both cultural and physical factors. The second section will explore the foundation of our government and the many skills and activities we must experience in order to become a productive and active citizen. Our third and final focus will consist of comparing our government and lifestyles with other countries in our WORLD.We will examine several themes, including the history of our government, its structure, and the various responsibilities required of a citizen living in a successful democracy. A strong emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques. The students will be introduced to and offered numerous opportunities to develop inquiry and research skills as well as experience cooperative learning.