Mr. Spencer

Problems in Democracy


Welcome to P.O.D.! My name is Mr. Spencer.

In "Problems in Democracy," 12 grades graders will be examining the subjects of law, government, economics, and civics. We began the year by researching the birth of American Democracy. Students will research "Problems in Democracy" by examining primary sources, debates/Socratic seminars, role-paying/act-it-outs, and essay writing.

Some of the topics students will examine this year are:

*Birth of the American Republic

*Role of the Federal Government: Legislative, Executive, Judicial branches

*The election process

*Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

*Relationship between Federal, state, and local governments

*Foreign affairs: trade, war, alliances and treaties

*Current issues and events

The best time to contact me is during my prep hour from 10:2 1 am to 11:11 am email and or phone. You can also contact after school from 3:18 to 3:50. I am very excited to be here. This is going to be a great year, and my goal is for all our students to find success.


phone: 701-862-3129