Welcome to Government & Economics CP
Web Resources for Class:
Vote Smart: this webpage offers unbias information on politicians.
Bill of Rights Institute: This webpage has information concerning Civil Liberties and cases that involve them.
Newseum Front Pages:This webpage offers the front page of newspapers across the United States.
PBS News Hour: This webpage offers the latest and most important current events in the U.S. and abroad.
Course Description: Government and Economics is a specifically designed course for seniors in high school to both understand the American Government, and to evaluate economic issues. The course is broken down into two parts: Government and Economics. Students will analyze the structure of government created by the Constitution and economic system that this creates. Current events will be involved in class so that students can make connections between the text, and real world applicability. At the end of the course students should not only have a greater knowledge of the American Government and its Economy; but also an improvement in their verbal, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Textbook: Magruder’s American Government, (Pearson Prentice Hall. 2004)
Foundations of Economics, (Pearson. 2004)
- American Government: Origin of Political Systems
- The Politics of American Democracy
- State & Local Government
- Legislative Branch
- Executive Branch: The Presidency & Bureaucracy
- Judicial Branch
- Economic Systems
- Supply, Demand, and Market Price
- Work & Earnings
- Economic Role of Government
- How Firms Compete
- The Role of Labor
- Money and Financial Institutions
- The International Economy
Guidelines & Procedures:
See East Penn School Districts Code of Conduct and Mr. Pum’s Classroom Management Plan.
Grading: (Includes the following) Class-work/Homework assignments, Notebook, Quizzes, Tests, Papers, Presentations, Midterm/Final Exam.
*The teacher withholds the right to make any changes to the course outline as he/she see fit.