Participation in Government is a mandatory 20 week course that gives students an overview of American government and politics.

  • There are six units covered in the class:

    Unit 1: Principles of Democracy & Citizenship

    Unit 2: Political Parties

    Unit 3: Elections

    Unit 4: Interest Groups & Public Opinion

    Unit 5: Civil Liberties

    Unit 6: State & Local Governments


    During the semester, students are also expected to attend a public meeting to gain oversight into how government works.


    We also discuss various issues and topics throughout the semester ranging from foregin policy, social issues, current events, as well as the courts and law enforcement.