"Doctor" Von Ruden's Class Information
Woodbury High School
Welcome to Von Ruden's web page...a valuable resource for Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics, Political Science, and Community Outreach!
AP U.S. Government & Politics
This college-level course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Government exam in the spring. Students should expect to enjoy a wealth of political discussion & debate!
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For information on voting in Minnesota go to the Secretary of State's website.
Minnesota Youth in Government Program
Are you interested in performing off-campus volunteer community service during school hours? Community Outreach students will provide approximately 30-40 hours of off-campus service as an integral part of the course. This service-learning course focuses on volunteering which creates authentic occupational experiences in group and communication skills. Students will work together to improve the community and provide aid to charities through class projects. The class requires four days of individual service and one in-class seminar per week. Students have the opportunity to select their own service sites. Examples of service sites have included animal shelters, Early Child Family Education, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and elementary, junior and senior high schools. Become an active citizen and help your community!
This engaging and rigorous two trimester course introduces students to the teaching profession.
The following four themes are explored:
Exploring the Learner
Exploring the Classroom
Exploring the Profession
Students will complete a student teaching practicum after completing one trimester of instruction.
See 'downloads' for Teacher Cadet forms, assignments and rubrics......
United States Government & Politics
This course will cover material on citizenship and American government. Participation in discussions and activities is important in order to create an effective learning environment. You can help make this class a great experience for everyone involved if you are positive, open-minded and informed. Let the fun begin! For information on voting in Minnesota go to the Secretary of State's website. Remembering 9-11 Minnesota Youth in Government
How a Bill Becomes a Law Flipped Lesson
Woodbury High School