Grade 11 - Georgia Social Studies

American Government/Civics (Credit: 0.50)

This semester-long course discusses types of governments, focusing on the American form of government. Throughout the course students will learn about a variety of topics. Topics in this course include: International governments Philosophers that influenced the development of government A history of government types The rise of democracy The structure and organization of the United States government The importance of the U.S Constitution The three branches of government How bills become law American political parties Voting and elections Citizenship and civic responsibilities After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to government and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.