• The following are the topics that we will be covering this year in class.   There will be an  SOL test given on May 6.  More information will be forthcoming as the day approaches.

    DESCRIPTION: Civics looks at the role of citizens and the way in which they form governments. Students study the documents which are the foundation of our government, especially the Constitution and the Bill of rights. The three branches of government are closely investigated. The role of the citizen is given important consideration, along with the importance of the legal system that helps to ensure a democratic process. Students are required to focus on both the responsibilities and rights of citizens. During this course students also study basic economic principles, such as scarcity, cost, incentives, and opportunity cost. The US economy provides the focus for the economic components of the curriculum, yet a comparison of world economic systems is part of the course of study. In both civics and economics units, critical thinking skills are stressed through causeeffect and problem-solving activities. 

    MAIN TOPICS:  Familiarity and Analysis of Primary Documents

    The Role of Finance 
    Foundational US Government Documents

    Virginia, US in World Economy 
    Citizenship Process

    The Government and the Economy 
    Duties of Citizenship

    Consumer and Property Rights 
    Characteristics of Good Citizenship

    Career Opportunities 
    Levels of Government 

    Service Learning
    Political Parties 
    Role of the Media 
    Campaigns and Fundraising 
    Voter Participation 
    Electoral College 
    Separation of Powers 
    Amendment Process 
    Legislative Process 
    Interest Groups 
    The Judicial System 
    Economic Concepts 
    Types of Economies 
    The US Economy 
    Businesses and Markets

Last Modified on September 27, 2019