Civics is a required Social Studies class that most students take during their senior year. Civics is the study of citizenship and government. We also explore the basic structure and functions of our economic system. This year will be an exciting time in politics and government, with upcoming elections and the swings in the economy.
The following is the basic outline of the sequence of material we will cover.
1. Citizenship in the US 2. Roots of American Democracy -Colonies, rebellion, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War 3. The Constitution and Bill of Rights -Overview of each branch, important Supreme Court Cases, additional amendments 4. The Legislative Branch 5. The Executive Branch 6. The Judicial Branch -Outline, additional Supreme Court cases 7. Political Parties and the Election Process -mock election 8. The Law -Civil and criminal cases 9. State and Local Governments 10. Economics