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Middle School Middle School Civics

Pre Requisites

None; recommended for students in 7th grade


Learning about civics gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to be active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. In this course, students discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States. They learn about the structure of the government and how it works at the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines elections, the lawmaking process, and how citizens can impact public policy. Students also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world. Geography and economics support the learning of civics in this course. Engaging in this study prepares students to be informed citizens who are ready to participate in the American democracy!

Segment One

Module 01 - Citizenship

  • Citizenship Introduction
  • The United States Defined
  • American Culture
  • Interpreting Maps and Data
  • Citizenship and Ecology
  • The Making of a U.S. Citizen
  • Effective Citizenship
  • Citizenship Above and Beyond (Advanced)

Module 02 - Foundations

  • Foundations Introduction
  • Influences on the Founding Fathers
  • Important Documents in Early America
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The United States Constitution
  • Three Branches of Government
  • Balance of Power
  • Safeguarding Our Rights
  • Amending the Constitution
  • Amendments That Failed (Advanced)

Module 03 - Sharing Power

  • Sharing Power Introduction
  • Federalism
  • Comparing State and Federal Government
  • The Rule of Law
  • The Lawmaking Process
  • Impacts of Legislation (Advanced)
  • State and Federal Court Systems
  • Trial By Jury
  • Addressing Local Issues

Segment Two

Module 04 - Active Citizens

  • Active Citizens Introduction
  • Judicial Review
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Monitoring and Influencing Government
  • Art Inspiring Action (Advanced)
  • Political Candidates and Public Opinion
  • The Election Process

Module 05 - Going Global

  • Going Global Introduction
  • Comparing Forms and Systems of Government
  • Standards of Living
  • Single Resource v. Diversified Economies
  • Global Current Events (Advanced)
  • Foreign and Domestic Policies
  • Currency Exchange and Trade
  • The United States and International Affairs

Module 06 - American Money

  • American Money Introduction
  • wants, Needs, Availability, and Costs
  • Entrepreneurs and Incentives
  • The Role of Competition
  • The Banking System
  • Taxes and Budgeting
  • The Federal Budget (Advanced)
  • Borrowing and Lending

Service Learning Module

Career Planning Module

  • Who Am I?
  • What Do I Need to Succeed?
  • How Do I Get There?

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