Mr. Patton's Civics page

Welcome to Mr. Patton's Civics page.


What is civics?

Civics is the study of the great theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government. It includes the study of civil law and civil code and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens.

Why do we study civics?
The study of civics is important because it helps people to understand how government works, and it provides people with knowledge about how to influence government as a citizen.

Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) Packets:

Mr. Patton's Civics AMI #1 
Mr. Patton's Civics AMI #2

Chapter 5 Section 1 KWL chart (shared google sheet)QR link

Civics files
Study guide for Arkansas Citizenship Exam (new state requirement for graduation)
Club descriptions and club sponsors/locations list
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Course Catalog2018-19 RHS Course Catalog

2019-20 Political Party Critical Issues
1st hour issues:
Recreational Marijuana
Gun control
False accusations
2nd hour issues: 
Gun control
Climate change
Animal rights
3rd hour issues:
Gun Control
College Tuition
Legalization of Marijuana
5th hour issues:
Legalization of Marijuana
Abortion/Birth Control/etc
Gun Rights
Environmental Issues
7th hour issues:
Recreational Marijuana
Gun Control
Equality Rights
Student Loans

2019-20 platforms for parties created in class
1st hour:

2nd hour: 

3rd hour:

5th hour:

7th hour:
Congress-Men party
Happy Hour party
Multi-Rights party
? party
Political party
Life party
?? party

Declaration of Independence reading quiz


Pocket Guide to Voting in Arkansas (click voting 101 link below)

Tax Day Simulation Links (more to come later on this one)
Have a Happy Tax Day!
1040 EZ Instructions