Mary Rumbell
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United States Government

This course fulfills the state civics requirement. The federal government is studied in detail as well as state and local government in lesser detail. Students are asked to become involved in politics in ways of their choice. We follow current events using online news sources and other media. Students are expected to go beyond learning the structure of government to learn how it actually works and some of the major influences on government. The aim is to empower students to be informed, active and involved citizens.