Weekly outline

  • General

    United States Government & Citizenship Q1

    The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential to the preservation and improvement of United States democracy. Upon completion of this course the student will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. This course is recommended for seniors due to their proximity to voting age.

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    •  US Government & Citizenship Q1 Moodle Course File
    •  US Government & Citizenship Q1 Common Cartridge 1.1 Course File
  • Week 1

    Week 1

    U.S. Government & Citizenship

    •  WATCH: Introduction to U.S. Government Page
    •  WATCH: America: The Story of Us Page
    •  WATCH: Jay Leno, 'Citizenship Test' Page
  • Week 2

    Week 2

  • Week 3

    Week 3

    Foundations of Democratic Government

    •  WATCH: Big Ideas That Changed The World : Democracy-Tony Benn Page
    •  Topic 1: English Documents and Democracy URL
    •  WATCH: Iroquois Confederation Page
    •  WATCH: Declaration of Independence Page
    •  WATCH: John Adams "Declaration of Independence" Page
  • Week 4

    Week 4

    The Constitutional Convention

  • Week 5

    Week 5
    The Bill of Rights

  • Week 6

    Week 6

    Legislative Branch

    •  WATCH: Schoolhouse Rock 'Checks and Balances' Page
    •  WATCH: Checks and Balances Page
    •  WATCH: The Legislative Branch Page
    •  WATCH: Government Made Easy: The Legislative Branch Page
    •  WATCH: Youngest U.S. Congressman Page
    •  WATCH: I'm Just a Bill Page
  • Week 7

    Week 7
    The Executive Branch

    •  WATCH: The Inauguration Page
    •  Topic 1: Qualifications and Qualities URL
    •  Topic 1: Express Roles URL
    •  WATCH: Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions Page
    •  WATCH: The Electoral College Page
  • Week 8

    Week 8
    Supreme Court
    •  Topic 2: The United States Supreme Court URL
    •  Topic 1: Judicial Activism and Restraint URL
    •  Topic 2: Judicial Review and Construction URL
    •  WATCH: Inside the Supreme Court Page
  • Week 9

    Week 9