Welcome to the Summer Pathways program!
My name is Mr. Weyker, and I am thrilled to be your instructor for Economics, Government, and US History. As we embark on this educational journey together, I want to convey my genuine excitement for teaching and my unwavering belief in the importance of social studies.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and I consider it a great privilege to have the opportunity to guide you through these subjects during the summer. I firmly believe that social studies plays a pivotal role in shaping informed and engaged citizens, who are essential for the success and progress of any democratic society.
Economics, Government, and US History are interconnected disciplines that allow us to understand the world we live in, both past and present. In this course, we will delve into the intricate mechanisms of economic systems, explore the foundations of democratic governance, and unravel the fascinating tapestry of American history. Together, we will examine the triumphs and challenges faced by our nation, analyzing the decisions and events that have shaped its trajectory.
As your instructor, I am committed to creating an engaging and inclusive learning environment where everyone's perspectives and voices are valued. I strongly believe that education is a collaborative process, and I encourage active participation and thoughtful discussions among all of you. Your questions, insights, and experiences are not only welcome but vital to our collective understanding.
Throughout the summer, we will explore a variety of topics, from the principles of supply and demand to the intricate workings of the three branches of government. We will delve into the complexities of policymaking, analyze the impact of historical events on our society, and critically evaluate the democratic processes that drive our nation forward.
I hope that by the end of this program, you will not only have gained a deep understanding of these subjects but also developed a sense of civic responsibility and an appreciation for the power of knowledge. My goal is to equip you with the tools necessary to navigate an increasingly complex world, empowering you to actively participate in shaping the future of our society.
I am genuinely thrilled to embark on this educational journey with all of you. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Together, let's make this summer more than just getting ahead or recovering credits, but a real educational experience.
These are some expectations:
- The teacher will post meaningful, engaging assignments to help students understand content.
- The teacher will communicate with students and give timely feedback on work.
- The student will turn in the assignments to the best of their ability.
- The student will communicate with the teacher regarding questions about their assignments and/or grade.
- The teacher and student will stay positive to help each other get through the course.
- The student will actively participate in class debates and simulations.
- The student will always show respect for the opinions of other students.
Let's work together and we will succeed in these classes!