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Social Studies Department » HONORS GOVERNMENT/CIVICS



#1229      HONORS GOVERNMENT/CIVICS       NCAA Approved
Grade: 10       Required       Year Long       Credit: 1

To continue in the honors program a student is required to successfully complete Honors U.S. History I with a grade of “B” or higher. To transfer into the honors program, a student must attain an “A” in U.S. History I as the final grade, and the recommendation of the U.S. History I teacher.

This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens.

This is an introductory course in United States Government. This honors course will have an advanced pace and a more in depth coverage of the topics. The course of study includes concepts used to understand the United States government and American politics which include the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that formulate, and influence the United States government and the political system in which it operates. Formative and summative assessments will be require students to show knowledge of class objectives in terms of strategic and extended thinking. Each chapter objective test is coupled with an honors analysis test constructed with essay style questions

Grades will be assigned based on daily activities, quizzes, homework, objective, tests with additional honors level essay questions, research projects, classroom presentations and a paper. The final exam will be worth 10% of the student’s grade.