Molly Carr Swatek
Advanced Placement US Government & Politics AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students will study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behaviors. They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. In addition, they will complete a political science research or applied civics project.
AP US Government & Politics Google Classroom code - a5qyvjf
American Government - In this course, we will be investigating the history, purpose, and functioning of our country’s government system. The expectations are high as we seek to gain an understanding of our government so that you can exercise your rights, understand your responsibility as a citizen, and create change in our world. We will also be explicitly focusing on our writing skills. This is a college preparatory class in which you will learn critical thinking skills that you will use in college, your career, and life as a community member and citizen. Ultimately, we will use our knowledge of government to help you utilize of your rights, become a more active citizen, and analyze the meaning and impact of government action in our city of Baltimore, our state of Maryland, our nation of the United States, and our world. Understanding American government will not only make you more informed, but it will allow you to advocate for yourself and your community and become civically engaged. Additionally, American Government course is a year-long class and a graduation requirement.
Period 4 Google Classroom code - uvrzwr7
Period 5 Google Classroom code - vdwp52t
Period 6 Google Classroom code - immob2q
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Political Science, Loyola College in Maryland
Master of Arts in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University
Mrs. Carr Swatek has been teaching social studies in Baltimore City for 13 years at Southside Academy, Digital Harbor High School and now, ACCE. She is a native Marylander (originally from PG County), a lover of Baltimore, and is passionate about politics, social justice, and creating change. She loves French fries, Beyonce, Orioles baseball, President Obama, running into her former students, and being a new mom to her 6-month old Charlie.