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  • Seventh Grade Civics and Advanced Civics

     Page 1 of the U.S. Constituion at the National Archives

    Civics is a social studies course that aims to provide students with the skills that will enable them to assist in overcoming challenges, obstacles, and improving the community in which we live, at the local, state, and national levels. 


    Throughout this year, students will examine the functions of government - including how laws are created by the legislatures, enforced by the executive branches, and interpreted through the court system.  


    The founders of the United States designed a government that strives to protect the rights of the people and provide for their civic needs. This year OMS seventh grade students will study the United States Constitution, the Florida system of government, as well as local government structures.


    The student's task this year is to learn why the U.S. system of government serves as a model for other countries around the world, how the government functions, and the role of an educated citizenry in preserving the nation and its systems of government at the national, state, and local levels. The more one knows about our nation and the world, the more s/he can make sense of events happening in the world today.


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