7th Grade Civics
Welcome to 7th Grade Civics.  

Let me tell you about the year-long course that will ultimately lead to a required EOC (End-of-Course) exam that will determine whether a student can graduate from junior high school.

CIVICS (2014-15)

  • The 7th grade course in Civics builds on the knowledge students gained in Grade 6 social studies.
  • Civics is a study of the founding principles of the United States political and economic system; - the principles, functions and organization of the American political system; - the roles, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens and the methods of participation in our political system, as well as the role of political parties in decision making. 
  • Students learn about the principles found in the Declaration of Independence, in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and learn about the foundations of American democracy, along with the structure of the federal, state, and local governments.
  • Students also study significant Supreme Court decisions and how those decisions affect Americans today. 
  • The goal of the course is to help students become productive American citizens.  
  • For 2014-15, the FL Dept. of Education has decided that a student must earn a passing score on the statewide-administered Civics EOC (End-of-Course) Assessment in order to pass the course and be eligible for promotion from JHS.

Civics and Critical Thinking are classes that share the same teacher and sometimes the same content study (ex. Gettysburg Address is analyzed). 

Per 4

Pre-lunch ClassCritical Thinking / Civics

Block Scheduled - Civics andCritical Thinking will share a back-to-back block of time. Depending on the lesson plan and need for time, the two classes can be blended into a single day of Civics and another single day of Critical Thinking

LUNCH follows the Per. 4 block (while Gr 6 and 8 have lunch) and is shared with the 5th Grade class.

Per 4
(after full period)


Lunch (yum)

Per 5

Post-lunch ClassCritical Thinking / Civics