One-semester course, grade level 12 Social Studies Prerequisite: None
This course deals with national and state governments and describes how groups in our country give power to political institutions to make binding decisions for the good of society. The course analyzes civic life, politics and the basic forms of government; what the basic foundations of the American political system constitute; how government established by a constitution embodies the purposes, values and principles of American democracy. America’s role in the world with other nations and the matters of world affairs are discussed. The concepts explored in this course will continue to prepare and empower students to make choices as responsible participants in society. The course is based on the Arizona State Social Studies Standards for Civics/Government.