Welcome to Ms. Duvel's Website
Marymount University, MEd, 1996
The Pennsylvania State University,
BA German Literature 1976
River Bend Middle School 2002 to present
Lowes Island Elementary School 1997-2002
Work should be turned in on the due date. It is important that it is done in a timely manner so that it helps you to understand what we are studying at the time you are doing an assignment.
Quizzes and Exams:
Quizzes may contain any material covered in class or assigned for homework. Tests will be given at least at the end of each unit. You will be given approximately one week's notice before a test.
An absence before the day of a quiz or test does not excuse you from taking it as scheduled, since tests and quizzes are announced at least a week in advance.
During the course of working on a project, there can be quiz, test, and classwork grades. Work on a project can span several blocks, so it is important to keep absences to a minimum.
Syllabus for 1st Quarter
citizenship/ 14th Amendment
duties of citizenship
responsibilities of citizenship
community service/ serving the public good
traits of a good citizen
registering to vote
functions of parties
similarities and differences between parties
analyzing campaigns, speeches, etc
high costs of campaigns
how the media set the public agenda
how individuals and interest groups set the public agenda