Welcome to 8th Grade Civics at Harper Park Middle School!
In 8th grade, students in Loudoun County are required to take Civics for Social Studies. As they will learn, Civics is more than just the study of our government. Civics is also about being a good citizen. A good citizen sacrifices personal reward and gain for the good of the community. A good citizen is trustworthy and honest. A good citizen recognizes that an educated citizenry is the best way to ensure the gift of democracy for future generations. A good citizen does what is right when no one is around. And lastly, a good citizen sets the example to other students by living these character traits, not just learning them. We hope that all our students will acquire these traits as they participate in our classrooms.
Civics Teachers: Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Reedy, and Mrs. McPhillips.
Civics Supplies: 5 subject, 8.5 X 11 notebook with pocket dividers, pens or pencils, donations of rolls of tape would be appreciated, but is NOT required. We go through lots of tape in eighth grade.
Civics Support: All three civics teachers present the same content on the same day. If your child needs help, he or she can come to any of us. Please also check the rest of the links on the website to review class assignments and attached class notes, vocabulary and project rubrics.
We are looking forward to a great year!