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Government Online High School Class

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US Capitol Building, Where Topics Studied in Online Government Class Take PlaceTake high school US government class online and earn 0.5 credits (as an elective) toward your high school diploma. It's free for Wisconsin students.



This one semester required course explores the structure and functions of our government, as well as what it means to be an active citizen. Specific topics include our Constitutional foundations, the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches, political processes, and citizenship. Current events are used extensively to help students understand the practical application of our government in action. As this is a senior capstone course, all students will complete a culminating issue-based research project.

Learning Targets:

  1. Writing: Develop a thesis, support with multiple forms of evidence, and provide analysis with an explanation in written form.
  2. Reading: Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline-specific readings.
  3. Content: Apply content in order to evaluate relationships and draw conclusions.
  4. Communication: Produce clear and coherent communication in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and evidence.




1 Semester

Grade Level:

12th Grade

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