Civics describes the organization and operation of government on the local, state, and national levels. Students’ roles in family, school, and the economy are investigated with an emphasis on their rights and responsibilities. Students will also develop an understanding of the challenges faced with U.S. foreign policy.
Students will be provided with the textbook Building Citizenship Civics and Economics
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of government and the basic values and ideas of Americandemocracy.
- Discuss the structure and function of government at the local, state, and federallevels.
- Describe the American economic system and its impact on the nation’s financialhealth.
- Understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in Americatoday.
- List some of the challenges in U.S. foreign policy and other issues facing Americans.
Lesson 1.1 Chapter 1: Americans, Citizenship, and Governments
Lesson 1.2 Chapter 2: The American Colonies and Their Government
Lesson 1.3 Chapter 3: The Constitution
Lesson 1.4. Chapter 4: The Bill of Rights
Lesson 2.1 Chapter 5: The Legislative Branch
Lesson 2.2 Chapter 6: The Executive Branch
Lesson 2.3 Chapter 7: The Judicial Branch
Lesson 2.4: Chapter 8: Political Parties
Lesson 2.5 Chapter 9: Voting and Elections
Lesson 3.1 Chapter 10: Public Opinion and Government
Lesson 3.2 Chapter 11: State Government
Lesson 3.3 Chapter 12: Local Government
Part 2 (Second Semester)
Lesson 4.1 Chapter 13: Dealing with Community Issues
Lesson 4.2 Chapter 14: Citizens and the Law
Lesson 4.3 Chapter 15: Civil and Criminal Law
Lesson 4.4 Chapter 16: Introduction to Economics
Lesson 5.1 Chapter 17: The American Economy
Lesson 5.2 Chapter 18: Personal Finance
Lesson 5.3 Chapter 19: Business in America
Lesson 5.4 Chapter 20: Government’s Role in the Economy
Lesson 6.1 Chapter 21: The Government and Banking
Lesson 6.2 Chapter 22: Financing the Government
Lesson 6.3 Chapter 23: International Trade and Economic Systems
Lesson 6.4 Chapter 24: The United States and Foreign Affairs