American Gov. & Econ.
Government & Economics
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the American economic and governmental systems. The first part of the course will focus on American Government systems and politics. Students will learn about the Constitution, the three branches of government, the philosophy of democracy, and the roles and responsibilities of Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court. Additionally, they will explore electoral processes and their rights as residents and citizens of the United States.
The second part of the course will concentrate on Economics. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of fundamental economic concepts and personal financial concepts. This knowledge will help them navigate life in the post-secondary education world and beyond. The overarching objective is to give students the necessary tools to thrive and become socially and financially responsible and aware individuals.
Throughout the course, students will engage in a range of learning activities, including lectures, discussions, group work, and projects. In the Economics section, students will be tasked with completing a variety of projects, most notably, Shark Tank, where they will develop and present a business idea to a panel of judges.
By the end of this course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the American economic and governmental systems. They will also have developed critical thinking and analytical skills that will enable them to make informed decisions and become responsible and engaged citizens.
At a glance:
Comprehensive study of American government and economics: This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the American governmental system, including the Constitution, branches of government, electoral processes, as well as fundamental economic concepts and personal finance.
Preparation for post-secondary education and beyond: By gaining knowledge of governmental systems and economic principles, students are equipped with the necessary tools to thrive in the post-secondary education world and navigate their personal financial responsibilities as socially and financially responsible individuals.
Engaging learning activities and real-world application: Students participate in various learning activities, such as lectures, discussions, group work, and projects, including the notable Shark Tank project, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, and enabling students to develop and present business ideas.