Course Description

In this course, students will understand the significance of government, law, and politics. They will examine the United States foundational documents and how they shaped the Unites States government. Students will examine the purposes and functions of federal, state, and local government, the justice system, political systems, the environment, and the economy. Learners will evaluate their role and civic responsibility to their families, communities, and country including voting and being a productive member of society. Students will get to know leaders and influential people that have championed many causes including civil rights and the environment. Learners will also learn proper ways to interact in society such as interpersonal skills and respecting differences in others, including disabilities. Learners will follow a step-by-step approach for successfully completing each lesson, which includes textbook reading, interactive activities, supplemental reading, lecture, video clips, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance and reinforce learning. Learners receive frequent feedback from teacher and peers through discussions. By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of their civic responsibilities as well as the difference one individual can make in society.

Course Requirements

Grade Level





1 Semester

Credit Value




Major Concepts

Introduction and Foundation of Civics in America
American Citizenship
Federal Government
Federal Government
State Government & The Justice System
Civics, the Environment, and the Economy
Civics and You

Course Syllabus