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Twelfth Year Social Studies

ECONOMICS, THE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND FINANCE (REGENTS LEVEL)

This study will provide students with economic knowledge and skills to function as informed citizens in the American and global economy. The course emphasizes rational decision-making based on the scarcity of valuable resources. The course provides opportunities for experience with investments, entrepreneurship, and personal finance. (½ Unit)
 

PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT (REGENTS LEVEL)

Students will explore the critical issues challenging our local, state, national and global welfare. Students will analyze these complex problems and determine the possible role citizens might take in their resolution. Emphasis is on the duties, responsibilities, and rights of citizenship and the importance of participation in the electoral process. (½ Unit )

AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

The AP United States Government and Politics course is designed in scope and difficulty to mirror a college level course. The course covers the foundations of U.S. government, the role the American people play in the government process, the institutions in U.S. government and the policies they pursue, and the development of civil liberties and civil rights in the United States.  Specific focus is placed on students’ ability to use analytical skills to interpret government and politics, to utilize primary and secondary sources in their analysis, and to be able to communicate their findings effectively in both oral and written forms. AP Exam in May. (½ Unit )

PRE-REQUISITES: United States History students must have a teacher recommendation. Candidates must complete a summer assignment. Space is limited. AP Exam Fee: $95.

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