Mr. Joseph Esquibel


This class instructs the importance of civic life, politics and government in the United States. Foundations of the American political system will be taught as well as to explain how government established by the Constitution embodies the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy. This course will reveal the relationship of the United States to other nations and to current world affairs. Lastly, this course will disclose the roles of the citizens in American democracy and the importance of economics in today's world.

Students will be taught basic economic principles, the use of economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems on individuals, families, businesses, communities, and governments in New Mexico. Students will understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels. Students will understand how New Mexico’s physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their geographical environments. Students will be able to identify important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, U.S., and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.

The Drive Right program is designed to help novice drivers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become safe, low risk responsible drivers and to DRIVE RIGHT. Since the driving task is primarily a thinking task, an organized decision making process is necessary for drivers to manage the many risks they will encounter on the roadway.  This is a classroom portion only offered by SRHS while working in collaboration with DRIVE RIGHT and NMDOT.

This class will provide an opportunity for development of strength and conditioning for various sports at SRHS. Free weights, plyo-metrics, skill development drills and conditioning activities will be incorporated to promote improvement in strength, endurance, balance, agility, and speed.  In the Fall and Spring, students will lift 3 times weekly and will participate in conditioning activities twice weekly.  Proper technique, safety precautions and proper application will be emphasized.   Students will be expected to suit out and participate with a positive mind-set in order to achieve physical progress and to determine nine-week and semester grades.  

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