Civics and Government

  • The Civics and Government course will provide a comprehensive background for the understanding of United States citizenship and the foundations and operation of American government. Students will apply this understanding to current event topics relevant to our nation and our future. The course will also emphasize and encourage civic participation by the students. We will focus on topics including but not limited to: The Role of Government, Principles and Basis for the American Constitution; Purpose and Function of the 3 Branches of the U.S. Government; The U.S. Government in Action; Citizenship and Individual Rights; Political Parties and Elections; and The Function of State and Local Governments.

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  • Welcome to CP Civics and Government! This is going to be a great year of learning about the government and the role we play in it as citizens.

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Book List

  • We the People: The Essentials Edition

    by by Benjamin Ginsberg (Author, Johns Hopkins University), Theodore J Lowi (Author, Late of Cornell Un Year Published: 2023

    Classroom textbook that will be distributed to each student. 

    "We the People is the number one book for American government because of its unparalleled ability to help students understand American government—how it applies to them, and how they can participate."

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