In 8th grade Civics and Economics, students will learn how the United States government is organized and how it operates.  They will also learn about basic economic concepts and the role of the government in the economy of the United States. 
UPDATE: Starting the week of April 13, there will be a regular schedule for Student Learning Time and teacher Office Hours.  For my Civics class, the schedule will be as follows:

Student Learning Time: Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:30
(From 12:00 to 12:30 I will hold a "live" session using Teams or Zoom.  From 
12:30 to 1:30 students can contact me through email.)

For review work, look in the WORK FOR HOME section of this page (located in the menu on the left side of the page).

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Mr. Shipp's Schedule
8:10-9:01 Planning
9:03-9:54 Planning
9:56-10:48 Period 3
10:50-11:42 Period 4
11:43-12:09 Lunch
12:10-1:03 Period 5

1:05-1:56 Period 6
1:58-2:50 Period 7

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Mr. Shipp is usually available in the mornings before school, starting around 7:15, for students who need extra help or want to retake a quiz.  Students who need this extra help must confirm the appointment and time in advance with Mr. Shipp.        

Contact Information
The quickest way to contact Mr. Shipp is by email.  My email address is: 


Materials needed for Civics:
* 3 ring binder OR 5 subject spiral notebook (this will be your main resource for Civics class and will be used to keep all your class notes)
* Folder in which to keep papers and returned classwork
* Glue sticks 
* Supply of notebook paper
* Pencils, pens, highlighters, magic markers