This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 7th grade social studies.This course focuses on the government of the United States, including federal, state, and local governments.
The students will learn about the rights, duties, and liberties that come along with citizenship. They will learn about the documents and values that the American government is founded on. The students will learn about the federal government, including the three branches and their purposes.
Next the students will learn about state and local governments and how they shape laws. The students will learn about elections, political parties, and the history of voting rights. American’s foreign policy will be explained, along with how the United States takes on global issues.
Finally, the students will learn about economics, the three main types of economics, and supply and demand.
3- Citizenship: Duties, Rights, and Liberties
4- Foundations of American Government
5- United States and its Federal Government
7- State and Local Government
8- Elections, Parties, and Pressure Groups
9- The United States and the World
11- Final Exam
12- Course Evaluation