12th Grade GovernmentCourse Description: American Government is a class designed to acquaint students with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The ultimate goal of this course is to make students educated citizens once they leave high school. Each student should leave the class with the knowledge to participate in their communities through voting, civic action, etc.
Grading Policy/Explanation: All assignments (assignments, projects, tests, quizzes, etc.) will be graded based on a points system. There is no weighted system/categories for different types of assignments.Update 5/13: Students are starting their final project. This project is a case study of government and society's role within it in action, as they take a detailed look at the OJ Simpson murder case. It attempts to see how the judicial system works, including citizen's roles as a spectator and a juror. To accomplish this, students will write a response paper to the award winning documentary OJ: Made in America.
Last Modified on May 13, 2019