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Department Activities - Staff/Students

Pacifica won the California Civic Education Award of Excellence in 2017, the only high school in the state to win the top award for exemplary instruction in Civics and Social Science. Pacifica's entire History-Social Science Department was recognized for its outstanding content, skill, and citizenship development. The state recognized Pacifica for promoting both academic literacy and the active citizenship much needed  a "post-truth" political environment
Bite of Reality for our Senior Econ Students
Bite of Reality is a hands-on app based simulation that appeals to teens while giving them a taste of real-world financial realities. Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, spouse and family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, day care, and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a “credit union” to help with their financial needs