Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10 -12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn the principles of our representative American Government and the political processes at the local, state and national levels of government. They will be expected to participate in various activities designed to teach these principles and processes, including simulations and role-playing, mock trials, letters to public officials and interaction with community resource persons. A major purpose of this class is to prepare students to be more effective citizens in their own community, state, and nation.  Students will also experience an in-depth look at the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A passing grade in this course satisfies competency on the U. S. and Illinois Constitution Exam.