The Twelfth Grade U.S. Civics course stands at the summit of Social Sciences curricula. Students in this course gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a thorough understanding of the social-economic dynamics at play, and a comprehensive take on the role of civic responsibility.
This course provides students with detailed knowledge in the workings of modern-day economic systems, in particular the American capitalist system. Students acquire information about basic economic concepts and skills in the interpretation of graphic economic data. Students will be able to apply information and skills to the analysis of issues and problems in contemporary economic systems throughout the modern capitalist world.
This course focuses on the workings and institutions of modern-day economic systems and economic theory rather than consumer economics content. Students apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in their study of economic factors over time to their study of contemporary problems in economics. The study of economics includes the use and interpretation of maps, charts, graphs, tables, and other expressions of statistical data.
In this course, students draw on the knowledge and skills from their previous study of the United States, world history, economics, and geography as background information. The course focuses on the origins and functions of government as well as the intellectual, social and economic influences in the development of representative democracy in America. Through a detailed study of the United States Constitution, students become knowledgeable of the structure and workings of government at all levels in the state and nation.