Grade Level: 12 American Government is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the American political system. Form and function of government institutions and the role of the citizen in a democratic society are topics stressed. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of active citizenship by attending governmental functions of their choice.
AP American Government/Economics Course No.: 80400
Course Length: 1 year
Course Begins: Fall
Prerequisite: Senior status
Grade Level: 12 This course will meet both the government and economics requirements for graduation and also prepare the student to take the AP government and politics in the United States integrating it with the basic principles of economics. Students will learn the basic principles of a market economy and the role of supply, demand, and price determination. It will also include the role of the government in our economic system. Students will become familiar with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students will view current issues in American society from a political and economic point of view.