SOCIAL STUDIES Civics & Current Events

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SOCIAL STUDIES Civics & Current Events

This is two-trimester course which is worth one credit. It is split between two trimesters and each trimester has a specific focus. Below you will find the description of each segment of the civics course. Both are designed to help students with basic civics knowledge and passing the state Civics exam for graduation.

Civics Foundations

This course is the foundational element to understanding the basic building blocks of the American government. This class will help you understand what the job of the President actually is, how a law is actually made, and the role of the Supreme Court in defining what our rights really mean. Every American citizen should have a solid understanding of how their government works, and this class will do just that! By the end of this class you should know the ins and outs of every branch and the major documents that create the country that we all live in

Civics Application

This course builds off of the foundational knowledge of the previous civics course but takes a step further by looking at how we are actually able to participate in our government as citizens. This class focuses on understanding what makes a person a citizen, what rights citizens have, and how we can each play a part in our government. One of the core pieces of this classes is looking at why there is so little involvement with the American public and their government and working on ways that this issue can be corrected.

Credit: 1.0

Length: (2) Trimesters

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Cum Laude Points: 0

Career Cluster(s):

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  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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