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Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You meets the content standards for civics and government as outlined by the National Standards for Civics and Government.
Many young citizens are completing their education with little or no sense of civic responsibility. Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective, active citizen. It also encourages an appreciation for the American political system. It will foster a willingness to take part in American democracy.
Two economics units provide an understanding of the interrelationship between democracy and the free enterprise system.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Reference Atlas Be an Active Reader Be an Active Citizen Why Study Civics? UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP Chapter 1 Citizenship and Government in a Democracy Chapter 2 Roots of American Democracy Chapter 3 The Constitution Chapter 4 The Bill of Rights Chapter 5 The Citizen and the CommunityUNIT 2 THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT Chapter 6 Congress Chapter 7 The President and the Executive Branch Chapter 8 The Judicial BranchUNIT 3 POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS Chapter 9 Political Parties and Politics Chapter 10 Voting and Elections Chapter 11 Influencing GovernmentUNIT 4 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Chapter 12 State Government Chapter 13 Local Government Chapter 14 Dealing With Community IssuesUNIT 5 THE INDIVIDUAL, THE LAW, & THE INTERNET Chapter 15 Legal Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 16 Civil and Criminal Law Chapter 17 Citizenship and the InternetUNIT 6 THE ECONOMY AND THE INDIVIDUAL Chapter 18 What is Economics? Chapter 19 The American Economy Chapter 20 Demand Chapter 21 Supply Chapter 22 Business and LaborUNIT 7 THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM Chapter 23 Government and the Economy Chapter 24 Money and Banking Chapter 25 Government FinancesUNIT 8 THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD Chapter 26 Comparing Economic Systems Chapter 27 Comparing Systems of Governments Chapter 28 An Interdependent WorldAppendix and How to Use an Appendix Honoring America Government and Economics Data Bank United State Facts The Presidents Historical Documents Summaries of Supreme Court Cases Glossary Spanish Glossary Index