United States Government

  • Grade: 12

    • United States Government provides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of representative democracy in the United States of America. Students will understand the nature of citizenship, politics, and government when they understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and be able to explain how those rights and responsibilities as citizens are part of local, state, and national government in the U.S. today. Students examine how the U.S. Constitution protects individual rights and provides the structures and functions for the various levels of government affecting their lives. Students will also analyze how the U.S. government interacts with other nations and evaluate the United States’ role in world affairs. Students inquire about American government through primary and secondary sources and articulate, evaluate, and defend positions on political issues with sound reasoning and evidence. 

      • A one semester course (1 credit)
      • Required for graduation 
      • A Core 40 and AHD course