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Course of study   

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The course of study shall include:

(a) Two hours per week on the average of American history emphasizing American institutions and ideals, and California history.

(b) Two hours per week on the average of world history, the history of western civilization, and world geography.

(c) One hour per week on the average of American government emphasizing principles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and the principles of state and local government under the Constitution of this state.

(d) Five hours per week on the average in the use of English, designed to teach the student to read rapidly and perceptively, to write clearly and correctly, and to present ideas orally. Such instruction shall include the principles of grammar and punctuation as instruments of reading and writing. Also a core of reading designed to familiarize the student with the variety of literary forms and to improve his reading ability shall be taught.

(e) A program to develop and maintain an adequate level of physical fitness.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)