Feb 24, 2024
TS 25 - HS+21-Civics and Government Credits: 3-5
Introduces students to the American political system; its core values and principles as set forth in foundational documents, as well as its origins, institutions and operations. Includes brief treatments of political parties, historic development of American politics, civil liberties, plus taxes and budgets. Introduces students to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and of democratic civic involvement. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in Civics and Government.
Enrollment Requirement: Appropriate placement and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Explain the core values and principles of U.S. democracy as set forth in foundational documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
- Analyze the purposes and organization of governments and laws.
- Identify the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of democratic civic involvement.
- Analyze the effect of economic systems on individuals, groups,and society using basic economic concepts.
- Demonstrate college-ready level reading, writing, digital literacy, and communication skills in social studies, literature, and science.
- Demonstrate competency in college-ready level mathematics.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary for successful transition to college credit courses and/or living wage employment.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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