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 materialsCivics (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.

Credit: 0.5

Honors Opportunity
: Yes

Prerequisites: None