6-8 Civics & Government - Spring
NEW students permitted in spring semester with mentor approval
Text / Materials Required
The Land of Fair Play, Christian Liberty Press, 3rd edition
This course is a comprehensive study of government at the local, state, and national levels, as well as the civic rights and duties of citizens. We will examine the historical events that led to the writing of the Constitution and the impact that this crucial document still has on us today. We will take an in-depth look at the three branches of government described in Articles I, II, and III and the system of checks and balances that allow this type of government to function properly. The students in this class will understand the importance of being a well-informed citizen and will gain an appreciation for the rights that Americans enjoy. There will be a brief study of forms of government in other countries.
Integrated into the spring class will be a mock legislative session, where participants will draft a bill and follow its progress through a legislature and a mock trial, where participants will carry a case through the workings of a court.
This class will follow the elementary/middle school schedule.
New students are accepted in the spring with mentor approval.