Understand what political leaders do and why leadership is necessary in a democracy.
Political science is the study of power and authority through the examination of political processes, governmental institutions, and human behavior in a civil society. In this context the study of civics is understood to include the form and function of government. Civic literacy encompasses civics but also addresses the individual’s social and political participation.
Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the value of lifelong civic action.