HIS0700: 7th Grade Civics

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This year-long course explores the many aspects of America’s government and economy. Students will study the fundamental values and principles of America, explore the nation’s founding documents, examine the biblical foundations of the U.S. government and economy, learn the roles of the different branches of government, and examine the principles of America’s market economy. This course will enable students to learn about their government so that they can be equipped with the tools they need to be informed and engaged citizens.




Module 1: Foundations of American Government

  • Week 1: Principles of American Government
  • Week 2: Module 1 Quiz & Articles of Confederation Project

Module 2: The Constitution

  • Week 3: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • Week 4: Constitutional Amendments
  • Week 5: Test: The Constitution and Its Foundations

Module 3: Citizenship

  • Week 6: Citizenship in America
  • Week 7: Module 3 Quiz & Citizenship PSA Project
  • Week 8: Test: Citizenship
  • Week 9: 9-Week Exam

Module 4: The Political Process

  • Week 10: Political Parties and Campaigns
  • Week 11: Voting and the Electoral College
  • Week 12: Elections & Political Parties Project
  • Week 13: Test: The Political Process

Module 5: National Government

  • Week 14: America’s Federal Government

Module 6: State and Local Government

  • Week 15: State and Local Government in the United States
  • Week 16: State Constitutions Project
  • Week 17: Test: National, State, and Local Governments
  • Week 18: 18-Week Exam

Module 7: The Judicial System

  • Week 19: America’s Judicial System
  • Week 20: Module 7 Quiz & Supreme Court Case Summary Project

Module 8: Public Policy

  • Week 21: Public Policy in America
  • Week 22: Test: The Courts, Law, and Public Policy

Module 9: Introduction to Economics & the American Economy

  • Week 23: Basic Principles of Economics
  • Week 24: More Economic Principles & Financial Institutions Project
  • Week 25: Business Organization, Entrepreneurship & Globalization
  • Week 26: Test: Introduction to Economics & the American Economy
  • Week 27: 27-Week Exam

Module 10: The Government & the Economy

  • Week 28: Government & the Market
  • Week 29: Government Spending & Money
  • Week 30: Government Protections
  • Week 31: Thomas Edison’s Patent Application Project
  • Week 32: Test: The Government & the Economy

Module 11: Personal Economy

  • Week 33: Human Capital, Technology, and Personal Finance
  • Week 34: Career Research Project
  • Week 35: Test: Personal Economy
  • Week 36: 36-Week Exam

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