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Course Overview

Government is a single semester Individuals and Societies course that looks at forms of governments and how the United States government is structured and works.  This course will explore the different branches of government, how they were created, how they work, who runs them, and how our government affects us.  The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to actively participate in our society.  Students will engage in principles of American Government using classroom discussions, small group work and writing.  Students will be evaluated on classroom participation, completion of formative assessments, as well as written work and exams. 

There are four units that will be covered throughout the semester.  Please refer to each units subsection for unit powerpoints, assignments, notes, etc.

McGraw Hill "United States Government: Our Democracy"

 

Jame Madison Legacy Project Pre-Assessment