social studies

Indiana Studies Course Description:

Length/Credits: 1 semester – 1 credit
Open to: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

State and Local Government is the study of the function and organization of state, county, city, town, and township government units. The primary focus is on the major factors and issues in the state’s political development. This course also traces the role and influence of political and social institutions on a state’s political development. The implications of this development for governmental units should be discussed relative to current political and governmental situations. Field trips, observations, and interviews with state and local leaders should be encouraged whenever possible.