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US Government

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: O300012
College Concurrent: No
School District: Platte County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Platte 1 Virtual Education Program
Course Capacity: 25
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Edgenuity
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Edgenuity Online
Credits: 1.00
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 22, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
This course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. The course begins by establishing the origins and founding principles of American government. After a rigorous review of the Constitution and its amendments, students investigate the development and extension of civil rights and liberties. Lessons also introduce influential Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. The course builds on this foundation by guiding students through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process. The course culminates in an examination of public policy and the roles of citizens and organizations in promoting policy approaches. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions. Students will also study the basic concepts of Economics and the economic functions of our government.
Course Prerequisites:
Grade 11 or 12
Required Materials:
Internet Access, electronic device
Course Accessibility:
Students must have access to the Internet and an electronic device.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Documentation of course work completed week-by-week
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Documentation of course participation is recorded by Edgenuity
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • A contract outlining the expectation of the course is explained to the student and parent(s). Weekly course completion percentage expectations are outlined according to how much time the student has to complete the course. For Unit and Culminating tests, students are required to take the test in a proctored environment at school. Course work estimation is 50 hours of instruction per semester, not counting writing time and assignment completion time or quizzes and testing time.