Students study citizenship and the working of our system of government. Emphasis is placed on rights, responsibilities, and privledges of citizenship, the development of the United States Constitution, the operating of the government, contemporary politics, and current affairs. Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a democratic society. Students conduct research on current issues. Teachers may choose to implement the We the People program (in part or whole) as part of the curriculum in a non-competitive environment. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for American Government.