12th Grade Civics

The twelfth grade Civics course is designed to help mold the graduating students into participating and productive members of our country. To this end, the students took an in-depth look both at how our unique American republican democracy functions and how the companion capitalist economic system works with it. We began the year by studying the foundations American political systems by examining documents such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to understand how they have affected the creation of our country. Then, students focused on the three branches of government and how they work together in balance to consider and create laws. The role of the citizen in our democracy was investigated. Lastly, since this course is for the seniors only, an enhanced section of economics was covered. This section included an introduction to micro and macroeconomics as well as home economics.