This Civics course is designed to give students an overview of all aspects of U.S. government and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Students will define civics, politics, and government and then explore the basic principles, purposes, and types of government. Students will take a deeper dive into the foundations of U.S. government by examining the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other amendments. Students will also analyze the three branches of government, federalism, civic rights and liberties, and the role of political parties and interest groups.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and a device with internet access.
High School Academics Course Fees: $47 Res./$49 Non-res. unless otherwise noted. Biddeford Adult Education High School Diploma students do not pay a course fee. Non-res. High School Supplement students ARE responsible for a $25 supplement fee per semester.