Government

Teacher: Tara Keller

Age of Students: 15 and up

Class Fee: $10

Length: 1 Semester (Economics will be offered in the Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: None

Class Capacity: 15

Class Description:

This is a high school course that covers the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with a special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about federal, state, and local government and become better equipped to understand our country’s government as they learn about contemporary issues facing our nation today.

The textbook includes 75 lessons. At the beginning of each unit, an introduction, list of books used in the unit, project literature assignments, and any additional assignments are laid out; these overarching assignments are broken up into daily tasks given at the end of each day’s reading.

Required Materials:

Notgrass Exploring Government (2016 updated) ISBN: 1609991001

Notgrass Student Review Pack (2016 updated) ISBN: 1609990994   (this has the review questions, quiz and exam book and the answer key)

Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

Born Again by Charles Colson

God and Ronald Reagan by Paul Kengor

Homework Requirements:

Students will be reading from the text, answering review questions, and participating in class quizzes. Tests will be taken at home and graded by the teacher. We will be reading 4 literature books that are highly recommended by the curriculum. This will also give the student a half year of English/Literature credit. How long the homework takes will depend on how fast  your student reads.