•     Introduction:

    Welcome high schoolers to Civics (you may also have heard it referred to as Citizens in Government), a required semester-long course worth .5 credits. The goal of this course is to prepare you to become active and engaged members of your local, state, and national governments. As a result of this class, you will be able to fulfill your rights and responsibilities as informed American citizens. We will be exploring all aspects of U.S. democracy from its roots in early colonial America to present day political issues.

    Topics Include:

    • Structures of Various Types of Governments

    • Roots of Democracy and its Founding Documents

    • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Citizen

    • The Legislative, Judicial and Executive Branches

    • The Election Process

    • Foreign Policy and Relations

    • State and Local Government

    • Current Political Events