For all course information, homework, updates, worksheets and class information please visit Mr. Miller's Vision site: http://www.loudounvision.net/
You will need your child's LCPS student ID and password he or she uses to get on the school's network to access my Vision webpage - my "course" is titled MS-BRM-Miller-Civics 8. You may have to search the middle schools listing to find it. The key code is "BRMS".
I am Mr. Miller, the 8th Grade Civics teacher on the Voyager Team here at Blue Ridge Middle School. This is my thirteenth year at Blue Ridge, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching at this school. This is my second career - I spent twenty years of my life in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller, retiring in 2000. I have traveled all around the world and spent time in many countries - this helps me bring perspective in my teaching, as well as relate interesting stories to the students now and then. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Science Degree in Education while I was in the service, and chose to teach when I retired from the Navy. I decided to teach because I love kids and really wanted to have a positive influence on students while learning. I am qualified to teach Math 6-8 and Algebra, as well as Social Studies.
Civics and Economics encompasses studying and learning about our government – federal, state and local – as well as a rudimentary overview of economics, and its relationship to our government. In addition, we will learn what it means to be a citizen in our community, the state of Virginia, and the United States of America. This is my second year teaching Civics, and my goal is to try and make Civics as interesting as I can while educating my students on the specifics of our government and the nuances of economics. You may contact me at email@example.com