U.S. Government and Citizenship


This is a project-based course aimed at understanding the structure of the United States government and the role of the citizen. Students can expect to analyze and practice civic responsibilities and gain practical knowledge and skills for participating in government through a variety of projects and assignments.  During this class we will examine many issues, events, ideas, and people within the context of history and current events.  As a class we will also attempt to discuss and decipher complicated, complex, confusing, and controversial political issues and topics in an open-minded and civil manner.  Course material is divided into eight thematic units. In order to graduate you must also pass the Civics Naturalization Test given in this class.