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HUNTINGTON

BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL (714) 536-2514 1905 MAIN ST. H.B., CA 92648

Students of U.S. Government

ELCOME SENIOR CLASS!


THE TIME HAS COME
FOR YOU ALL TO BEGIN
YOUR FINAL SCHOOL YEAR AS SENIORS.
CONGRATUALATIONS, YOU HAVE COME TO A
VERY EXCITING TIME IN YOUR LIFE. YOU WILL
BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY STUDYING A VERY
INTRUMENTAL SUBJECT THE STUDY OF U.S.
GOVERNMENT. THIS SEMESTER IS YOU ARE
GOING TO GAIN VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE AND
PARTICIPATE IN LESSONS. I LOOK FORWARD TO
GETTING TO KNOW YOU ALL BETTER OVER THE
COURSE OF The SEMESTER.
Best of luck!
Ms. Marino

Parents Corner
Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter. I

hope you will find some of this information interesting

regarding what coursework your student will be doing this


semester.

As you are fully aware your high school student must take
a U.S. Government course in their senior year. Although

this class is required for student graduation, I not only feel


it is important that I teach this course, I feel very

passionate about educating young citizens about the

history of our nations democratic system and its roots.

Government is an institution every student and American


citizen should know and understand in order to participate
effectively in our nations future and

Ms. Marinos American Government Course


COURSE PREVIEW
Coursework
UNIT 1
Foundations of Government
Principles of government
Origins of American government
The Constitution
Federalism
The Constitution
Federalism

California Standards
HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE CALIFORNIA
CONTENT STANDARD
(INTRODUCTION)

2014 Census Voting


Statiistics for 18-24
yr olds

tudents in grade twelve


pursue
a
deeper
understanding of the
institutions
of
American
UNIT 2
government. They compare
Political Behavior
Political parties
systems of government in the
Voters and voter behavior
world today and analyze the
Electoral process
history
and
changing
Mass media/public opinion
interpretations
of
the
Interest groups
Constitution, the Bill of Rights,
UNIT 3-5
and the current state of the
3 branches of government
legislative,
executive,
and
Legislative
Judicial
judiciary
branches
of
Executive
government. An emphasis is
UNIT 6
on analyzing the
Comparative political & economic systems placed
relationship among federal,
state, and local governments,
with particular attention paid to
important historical documents
such as the Federalist Papers.
These standards represent the
culmination of civic literacy as
students prepare to vote,
participate
in
community
activities, and assume the

voted

did not vote

registered

total population

Citizenship
This semester students will be
engaging their minds with some
very practical and instrumental
information that will help them
participate in the world they live in
now and the society of the future.
This class is designed to not only
cover content and the state
standards, this class is to help
students become active citizens. I
hope this course inspires students
to believe thatYou can make a
difference!