Grade 12. One semester. May be taken concurrently with American History with Instructor approval.
Government introduces the student to the basic principles of political science. Emphasis is placed on students becoming part of an active citizenry. The semester course covers the foundations of government, political socialization, elections and campaigns, policymaking, and judiciary. This course also provides students opportunities for current events discussions, service-learning, and simulations of democratic processes, all which are central to civic education and an educated citizenry. This course satisfies federal, state mandates, including Civics Education and district graduation requirements.