Additional Class Info

(if available)

HS Government

Instructor

Murray

Class Total Price

Materials Fee

130

10

(Included in Total)

Class Description

The purpose of this American Government course is to provide students a thorough understanding of the foundation, structure, function, and processes of the U.S. government and political system. Students will examine our Christian responsibilities and duties of citizenship and the role of the United States federal government as a key player in a global and local setting. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources along with studying the Constitution as originally written and as it is interpreted today. Topics in critical thinking, active reading, research, and media/bias are also essential in this course and will be taught. Learning how to gather and make use of accurate information is essential to students when making informed decisions. While taking this course, students will practice time management, communication, and organizational skills that are key to college and life readiness. In this inquiry and project-based course, students will be assigned a variety of assignments in and outside of class. These include, reading/note-taking, quizzes, current events, oral/visual presentations, group activities/games, films/documentaries, individual research type projects, and take-home tests. Class meetings will allow for student reflection and discussions of weekly topics. Assignments will be posted each week on Google Classroom where they will submit weekly homework assignments, unless stated otherwise. *The course outline will detail key components, major topics of study, materials, and suggested literature. 


Textbook: (students will not need student review packet) 


● We Hold These Truths: Historic Documents, Essays, and Speeches in American Government Author: Ray Notgrass and John Notgrass 


● Exploring Government Author: Ray Notgrass Required Materials: 


● 1 ½ - 2” binder with 3 dividers labeled: Class Notes, Assignments, Quizzes/Tests 


● Ink pens & highlighters for note taking 


● computer/internet



Please note:  This course is a full year of American Government (1.0 credit). When registering for this class, you are committing to fall and spring  semesters.

Prerequisites

Textbook Title (if required)

(students will not need student review packet) ● We Hold These Truths: Historic Documents, Essays, and Speeches in American Government Author: Ray Notgrass and John Notgrass ● Exploring Government Author: Ray Notgrass

Textbook Edition

Textbook ISBN

Homework Required ?

Yes

Materials Required

● 1 ½ - 2” binder with 3 dividers labeled: Class Notes, Assignments, Quizzes/Tests
● Ink pens & highlighters for note taking
● computer/internet