Civics is a full year course that complements the Middle School Social Studies main curriculum.
This course provides students with the historical background and laws necessary to understand current democratic government processes.
Students trace the origins of democracy and the US Constitution.
Course topics include:
Forms of Government
Basic Concepts of Power and Authority
National Institutions of Government
A Law Abiding Society
Citizenship – Rights and Responsibilities
Justice and the Court System
Elections and the Democratic Process
Interactive, problem-centered, and inquiry-based, each unit in Civics emphasizes the acquisition, mastery, and processing of information. Every unit features both factual and conceptual study questions.
Instructional strategies include Socratic instruction, student-centered learning, and experiential learning. Topics covered range from Basic Concepts of Power and Authority and National Institutions of Government to analyses of society and citizenship.
Virtual field trips, debates, and projects enable students to integrate their knowledge with practice.
This course provides accommodates students’ participation, giving them a voice and training them in good citizenship.