Civics, Politics, and Law
Learn about the beliefs, values, rights, and responsibilities associated with democratic citizenship. In Ottawa, visit the Supreme Court of Canada, where you will learn about the operation of the Canadian judicial system. Then, stroll down the picturesque Ottawa River towards the photogenic Canadian Parliament buildings, to discover the history of our democracy. Travel to Toronto to see the historic Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, or walk the Freedom Trail in Boston to learn about African American contributions to the Civil War. In Washington, a visit to the US Capitol Building will teach you about the role Congress plays in the daily life of Americans. Explore how people in different communities express their beliefs, voice their positions on issues of civic importance, and contribute to the common good.