Course: SS300 Civics

Grade: 11

Subject Area: Social Studies

Type: Standard

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. The purpose of the course is to teach students about the institutions of government that exist in the United States. Students would explore the role of citizen in a democracy. Additionally, students would also be exposed to the economic institutions and forces that exist in the world. The course will be aligned to national economic and civics standards and will prepare students for the mandated citizenship test required for graduation.


  • Students explore principles, features and practices that characterize democracy and capitalism in the United States

  • Explore how democracy and capitalism in the US functions compared to other systems of government

  • Students explore how and why civic and political rights, government policies, and national identity have changed over time in the United States

  • Students evaluate America’s pluralist society cohesive, democratic community

  • Promote civic action using economic and political theory learned from the course

  • Analyze economic and political data


If you take this course, you must also take SS300-S2 – Civics