This class presents an in-depth study of our American government and economy. Sub-divisions of this study are citizenship, the historical background and study of our Constitution, and the Executive, Legislative and Judicial process. You will participate in election and congressional simulations; learn how people create and change structures of power; learn about the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services; and look at a range of examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems. You will also formulate well-supported opinions on local, national, and global current events through classroom discussions and written analysis, and you will continue to develop your formal writing skills through reasoning and response to document based and free-response question assessments.

English 9 is a year round course where we read some of the greatest texts in literature, write about them, and then discuss the issues that define us as human beings.