C.A. 8th Grade  

 Current Issues and Government


Course Overview:

This yearlong course is designed to give an overview of the structure and function of the United States government. It also gives opportunity to explore how we as citizens can interact within that government framework through political participation and citizenship involvement. The state and district graduation requirements for one-half credit of high school government are satisfied by this course and, upon successful completion of the class, will be given at the end of the school year.

Also, integrated into this study of government and politics will be a critical look at policy choices facing our nation and our world. Current issues of high interest and relevance will be researched and analyzed with opportunity to formulate and support positions in either a debate or deliberation format. One-half Social Studies Current Issues elective credit will be given at the end of the first semester.

Although this You Tube video was created by Sterling Screencasts to introduce an Advanced Placement Government and Politics course it is an excellent introduction to the topics and concepts we will be discussing in the Central Academy Current Issues in Government course.  Enjoy!

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