Rutherford B. Hayes High School
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AP United States Government and Politics:
AP United States Government and Politics introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. The course examines politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning, asses causes and consequences of political events, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments.
Students study general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and analyze specific topics, including:
- Constitutional Underpinnings;
- Political Beliefs and Behaviors;
- Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media;
- Institutions of National Government;
- Public Policy; and
- Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
An integral part of the course includes analysis and interpretation of basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics, and the development of connections and application of relevant theories and concepts.
Course Goals and Objectives
Students successfully completing this course will:
- Describe and compare important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics.
- Explain typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences (including the components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures).
- Interpret basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics (including data presented in charts, tables, and other formats).
- Critically analyze relevant theories and concepts, apply them appropriately, and develop their connects across the curriculum.
World Studies Honors (Humanities):
This course is for the passionate scholar and active global citizen in the making. Students will investigate, debate, and write about world history through multifaceted lenses using literature, art, music, law, and philosophy. Throughout our course of study, students will develop stronger communication; collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills to better understand the human experience and learn to problem solve to make our world a better place.
Humanities World History is paired with Humanities English 9th Grade. Both are Honors courses.