• 9th Grade Civics & Personal Finance, 2022-23


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    Dear Parents/Guardian,


         The following is the syllabus for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year for your ninth grader.  It outlines program goals and expectations.  If you have any questions now, or during the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me.  All information to include classwork, homework, & projects will be posted in Schoology. I look forward to an exciting school year with your child.


    Program Goals:

    • Have students utilize current events to relate civics education to their world. 

    • Prepare students for future social studies classes, career and technical classes, Keystone Exams, and life.

    • Review and update basic social studies knowledge, while increasing organizational skills, class preparation, public speaking, and self-directed learning skills.

    • Improve reading comprehension.

    • Improve writing skills.

    • Provide all students with the skills and understandings to make them thoughtful decision makers and effective, caring participants in a global society.

    • Learn to effectively utilize google chrome books & apps.



    • In today's world of technology, rapid economic change, and complex social issues there has never been a more urgent need for Civics & Personal Finance education. It is necessary that all students understand themselves and the world in which they live and are prepared to become active citizens in local, state, national and global communities and economies. 

    • Citizenship & Government ( Federal, State, & Local)

    • Constitution

    • Civic Responsibilities (Community Service & Voting)

    • Introduction to Personal Finance

    • Required to attend a local government meeting (School, Township, Borough, County) & complete 20 hours of community service


        Class Work & Assignments:

    • Most assignments will be completed in Schoology. 

        Extended Assignments:

    • In class projects or activities may require work at home

    • Longer assignments may require a parent sign-off sheet.

    • Assignments may be graded using a rubric

    • Long term projects & assignments will not be accepted late. 


         Textbook: Building Citizenship:  Civics and Economics

        Textbook access – Students will have access to textbook chapters via PDF files in   




    • Daily guided and independent practice

    • Projects and presentations


    Classroom Management:

    • Students will follow all MCTI rules outlined in the school handbook and classroom rules.  Students are expected to be prepared for class every day; assignments submitted in Schoology, and pen or pencil.



    Expect progress reports, e-mail (for both good and bad).


    If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email me at ryarnall@monroecti.org.  For urgent matters you can call MCTI 570-629-2001 between 2:30 and 3:00 pm.


    What the student needs for class:

    Folder, Pen or pencil



    Students will be issued a chrome book for use during their academic classes.  Most assignments will be completed using Schoology, Google Apps, Docs, Forms, Presentations, & Sheets.  The students will all have a school Gmail account that will allow them to share assignments with the teacher and work collaboratively with fellow students on projects.  By utilizing Schoology students will have access to their work from any internet accessible device.