What are we going to be learning?
What is Civics? Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens.
Course Description - The primary content for the course pertains to the principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; and methods of active participation in our political system. The course is embedded with strong geographic and economic components to support civic education instruction. The units are broken down as follows:
• Citizenship – Rights, Responsibilities and Duties
• Foundations - Forms of Government and Historical Influences
• The Events leading to the Constitution and Forms of Government
• The Constitution
• The Bill of Rights and other Amendments
• The Legislative Branch of Government – Structure and Function
• The Executive Branch of Government – Structure and Function
• The Executive Branch of Government – Foreign Policy
• The Judicial Branch of Government – Structure and Function
• The Judicial Branch of Government – The Legal System
• State and Local Government
• Voting and Elections
• Review for EOC!!
• Economics after EOC
Service Learning Component – Each student is required to complete three hours of service learning this school year in fulfillment of S.S.7.C.2.14.
EOC Exam – Civics has an End of Course exam that will count 30% of your final grade. It will take place in May. The test includes only items related to Civics--not Geography or Economics. This course is designed to prepare you to be successful on this exam, but it will also require your dedication.