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Term: On Demand
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Course Description:

Learning about civics gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to be active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. In this course, students discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States. They learn about the structure of the government and how it works at the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines elections, the lawmaking process, and how citizens can impact public policy. Students also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world. Geography and economics support the learning of civics in this course. Engaging in this study prepares students to be informed citizens who are ready to participate in the American democracy!



Topics & Concepts:
Segment I Citizenship
  • 01.00: Citizenship Introduction
  • 01.01: How Do We Define the United States?
  • 01.02: What Is Culture?
  • 01.03: What Can Maps Tell Us?
  • 01.04: How Are Citizenship and Ecology Connected?
  • 01.04: Collaborative Option: Call to Action
  • 01.05: What Is a U.S. Citizen?
  • 01.06: What Is Effective Citizenship?
  • 01.06: Collaborative Option: Citizenship Quest Game
  • 01.07: Who Shows Great Citizenship? (Advanced)
  • 01.08: Citizenship Review
  • 01.09: Citizenship Unit Exam
Foundations
  • 02.00: Foundations Introduction
  • 02.01: Who Influenced the Founding Fathers?
  • 02.02: Which Important Documents Influenced America?
  • 02.03: Why Is the Declaration of Independence Important?
  • 02.04: What Is the Intent of the Constitution?
  • 02.04: Collaborative Option: Island Constitution
  • 02.05: How Do the Branches of Government Work?
  • 02.06: How Are the Powers Balanced?
  • 02.07: How Are Rights Protected?
  • 02.08: How Can the Constitution Change?
  • 02.09: What Should Be the Next Amendment? (Advanced)
  • 02.10: Foundations Review
  • 02.11: Foundations Unit Exam
Sharing Power
  • 03.00: Sharing Power Introduction
  • 03.01: What Is Federalism?
  • 03.02: How Are States Governed?
  • 03.03: What Is Rule of Law?
  • 03.03: Collaborative Option: Laws and Teens Presentation
  • 03.04: How Are Laws Made?
  • 03.05: Does Lawmaking Shape Society? (Advanced)
  • 03.06: How Do the Courts Work?
  • 03.07: How Does a Jury Trial Ensure Justice?
  • 03.08: How Can We Solve Local Problems?
  • 03.08: Collaborative Option: Citizen Group Presentation
  • 03.09: Sharing Power ReviewCopy from Website.
  • 03.10: Sharing Power Unit Exam
Segment II Active Citizens
  • 04.00: Active Citizens Introduction
  • 04.01: How Do Citizen Perspectives Differ?
  • 04.02: What Is Judicial Review?
  • 04.03: How Can Art Inspire Action? (Advanced)
  • 04.04: What Are the Rights of the Accused?
  • 04.05: What Are the Rights of Speech?
  • 04.06: How Can We Influence Government?
  • 04.07: How Do Elections Impact Society?
  • 04.07: Collaborative Option: Informed Voting Presentation
  • 04.08: What Are Demographics?
  • 04.09: Active Citizens Review
  • 04.10: Active Citizens Unit Exam
American Money
  • 05.00: American Money Introduction
  • 05.01: How Does Scarcity Affect Us?
  • 05.01: Collaboration Option: Advisory Team Presentation
  • 05.02: What Are Incentives?
  • 05.03: What Is the Role of Competition?
  • 05.04: How Does Banking Work?
  • 05.05: Why Should We Pay Taxes?
  • 05.05: Collaborative Option: Watchdog Portfolio
  • 05.06: What Are the Priorities? (Advanced)
  • 05.07: How Does Borrowing Money Affect Us?
  • 05.08: American Money Review
  • 05.09: American Money Unit Exam
Going Global
  • 06.00: Going Global Introduction
  • 06.01: How Do Other Nations Govern?
  • 06.02: How Does Geography Affect Society?
  • 06.03: Why Should Nations Diversify?
  • 06.04: What’s New in the World? (Advanced)
  • 06.05: What Are National Policies?
  • 06.05: Collaboration Option: Global Issues Project
  • 06.06: How Does Currency Affect Trade?
  • 06.07: How Do We Participate in a World Community?
  • 06.07: Collaboration Option: Advise the President
  • 06.08: Review
  • 06.09: Global Unit Exam


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