8th Grade Civics
Course description:
-Civics - the science of comparative government and means of administering
public trusts-the theory of governance as applied to state institutions.
-Students will study a variety of topics including local, state, and national
government.

Text: Holt: American Civics

Goals for students in class:
-Students should gain an understanding of the American political process, the
foundations of our government and how it compares with others across the globe.

Performance Activities:
-This course will consist of various lectures, group activities, open discussions,
independent readings, and formal debates.

Assessment techniques:
-Grades will be based upon student participation, work completed in class,
chapter tests, short essays, and a final research paper.