American Civics

This course offers a broad view of citizenship in American Society, encouraging students to discover that citizenship means involvement, in their home, their community, and in the problems of American life. Students also examine the role of education and jobs in their lives as well as their responsibilities as members of local and state governments, as citizens of our federal government, and as members of the world community. Students study both the ideals and the institutions of American society, as well as its problems such as pollution, health care, crime control, consumer protection, and weigh these problems and reach informed conclusions. The Pennsylvania Standards for Civics and Government, Economics, and Pennsylvania History are assessed throughout this course.