(Prerequisite: American History) – Students will develop an understanding of government through a study of our founding documents, the Constitution of the United States, the government of other countries and our government at a national, state and local levels. Through discussion and research, they will learn about the development of our political system. In economics, they will learn the basic economic principles, personal finance, global economy, and the issues that are facing American today, to prepare them for their adult life. Through additional reading, term papers and oral presentations, these students will learn the structure and importance of our government and economy.
Textbooks: American Government, ABeka (89281)
Economics for Everybody, Fourth Edition, Amsco School Publications (978-078918899-1)
Additional Readings-to be assigned in class.
Supplies: 3-ring binder or subject notebook, blue or black ink pens, a mini stapler and highlighter.