Honors Civics and Economics

  • Students will develop an understanding of the American system of government, economics, politics, law, and international relations. Topics such as fundamental rights, separation of powers, supply and demand, prices and competition, roles of political parties, civil and criminal legal processes, state and local governments, and world affairs will be analyzed in detail using interdisciplinary sources and methods. Students will also understand the rights, responsibilities, and roles of citizenship. Students will learn components of personal financial literacy (PFL) including financial planning, saving and investing, credit management, and insurance. The accelerated curriculum will allow students to pursue in-depth projects, problem-based learning, and higher levels of thinking in discussions, presentations, and writing which will challenge Honors students. A community service project, consisting of a minimum of 5 hours, is required for each semester. Students must register for both A & B.