What's New This Year?
The 3Rs has moved from 10th grade American History classes to American Government classes for 11th graders. The change will help us keep pace with the statewide move from the Ohio Graduation Test to end-of-course subject matter exams required for graduation.
After working closely with educators in the Cleveland and East Cleveland schools, the 3Rs Oversight Committee developed a new curriculum to meet the needs of this year's unique group of students – many of whom had The 3Rs last year. The new curriculum includes expanded lessons on career counseling, freedom of speech, checks and balances, how laws are interpreted, and a special lesson on police encounters, with plenty of current, interesting case examples. Lessons are still taught in the small group format to maximize personal connection and student engagement.
Another new development this year is that some classes are being taught in a single semester, while others are year-long courses. We’ve adjusted the 3Rs calendar and schedule of visits to match, and created more flexibility in how many lessons are taught.