This course will examine all elements of our nation’s government including how our society formed, the reasons we chose to have a democratic government, and the problems our nation faces. We will look at these elements by using our textbook, researching the Internet, reading case studies, and through group discussions. As a member of this course you will become more informed about our nation and learn new methods of understanding and researching.
Course materials: Civics (Prentice Hall). We will also use many research articles and Internet sites; links and attachments will be provided in class.
Standards met: This course meets all standards and benchmarks in the Citizenship and Government strand of the Minnesota Academic Standards in Social Studies for Grades 9-12.
Honors Opportunity: Yes