Study of the principals and fundamentals of government on the national, state and local levels so that high school students can understand the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship, enabling them to participate as citizens in the governmental process. While the primary focus is on American Government and the U.S. Constitution, the student is also introduced to other major forms of government practiced around the world to provide contrast of government. It is a requirement for graduation from LCHS.
This survey course provides an overview of American History from the age of the explores, examines the causes and events leading to the Civil War, and the economic, social, political effects on the life of the modern day nation. Students will examine the unique development of American culture and institutions, events and issues including modern day wars. Students will be expected to compare the past with the presents and determine how that will affect the future of the nation. It is a requirement for graduation from LCHS.