Civics is an important course for every high school student. Developed to help students grow in their understanding of responsible citizenry, Civics is foundational for every student ready to launch as a young adult. Civics will help students develop a clear understanding of the foundation of our government, how it was created, how it works, and what makes it unique as a political system throughout history. In this class, students will wrestle through reading, annotating, and summarizing many of our founding documents, gain a clear understanding of the roles of federal government & state governments and how they work together, become familiar with the different parts of the federal government and how they were designed to protect and advance the idea of civil liberties. This class will include informal debates & a lot of discussion. Students will be expected to participate in class. All materials will be provided in class through google docs and web links. Documents to be studied:
- The Mayflower Compact
- Decoration of Independence
- Articles of Confederation
- The US Constitution
- Washington’s Inaugural & Farewell Addresses
- The Missouri Compromise
- The Monroe Doctrine
- Dred Scott Vs Sandford
- Emacipactoin Proclamation
- Seneca Falls Declaration
- Brown vs Board of Education
This course will allow your student to gain a full and thorough understanding of the U.S. Constitution and develop a sense of what it means for them personally. This is a 1/2 credit call course and can be counted for Government, U.S. History, Civics, or elective credit.
The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one-half credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Required Text: Bob Jones American Government 3rd edition