Alexander McDonald

This is the public space for Mr. McDonald's 8th grade Civics and Economics course. In this class, we study the US and Virginia Governments, the US and world economy, and what it means to be a citizen. The main skills practiced in this class are reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and respectful discussion. 

Office 365

Students will be using Office 365 for this class.  Accounts will be set up at the beginning of the year.  Students can log in at

Please log in and check out Microsoft Teams! I will be posting every day while we are out of school due to Covid-19. 

Follow this link for access to the Civics Curriculum Framework. We covered standards 1-12 so far this year so far. Standards 13-14 are the only remaining standards that we have not learned about in class. 


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