Tutor: Sonja Hettinga
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3
Description: Webster's defines civics as the study of civic affairs and the duties and rights of citizenship. Civic affairs are how our government, economic, and political systems are supposed to operate as defined by our founding fathers. In light of this, we will focus on the Constitution, as well as study branches of government, political parties, foreign policy, opinion/truth/propaganda in politics, and citizen responsibilities such as voting and how that works.

Note:  No new students may add to this class at semester.  This is a full year course.

Tutor: Sonja Hettinga graduated with a B.A. degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. There she studied Political Science and Communication. She spent the early part of her career working in a legislative office and committee at the MN State Senate before pursuing a corporate career.  Sonja now spends her time homeschooling her two elementary aged children and loves seeing how God’s word ties into all studies.

Cost:  $220, $230 or $240 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None
Homework: 45 minutes per day
Texts: (to be purchased by parents)

1st Semester text:  (to be purchased by parents BEFORE classes begin) Foundation for Freedom: A Study of the United States Constitution, Revised Edition, copyright 2021 (ISBN #978-1-629820-94-1)

Civics text

2nd Semester text: TBD

Supplies:  3-ring notebook binder