American Government

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

American Government

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Author: Amanda Bennett


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Description

The people and events in the history of American government tell a tale that brings the basics of our government to life. Who exactly were the Founding Fathers, and why are they still such hot topics of debate? Why did they want not only to break away from England, but to form a new and very different form of government? Just exactly what was the “Great Compromise?” Why was the Electoral College created?

The people and events in the history of American government tell a tale that brings the basics of our government to life. Who exactly were the Founding Fathers, and why are they still such hot topics of debate? Why did they want not only to break away from England, but to form a new and very different form of government? Just exactly what was the “Great Compromise?” Why was the Electoral College created?

Supreme Court BuildingCome along as we learn the story of our government. Take time to read about some of the people who have changed the course of our country by voicing their concerns and ideas. From voting to obeying laws, from governments during biblical times to governments today—join us in our investigation!

The American Government unit is in electronic format, meaning your children can work through the study interactively, clicking on the links in each lesson to further their own investigation. Each day’s lesson plan has been written in two levels: Lower Level (elementary grades) and Upper Level (junior/senior high grades), enabling the whole family to learn together! Includes American Government Notebooking Pages.

Learning Objectives:

Week 1

  • Become familiar with the concept of “government”
  • Learn about the purposes of government
  • Investigate references in the Bible concerning government
  • Examine the early history of American freedom and government

Week 2

  • Study the basic history of American government
  • Become familiar with America’s historical documents of freedom
  • Examine the history of the United States Constitution

Week 3

  • Become familiar with the Constitution of the United States
  • Develop an understanding of “Checks and Balances”
  • Explore the Bill of Rights
  • Discover how American laws are made

Week 4

  • Investigate political parties in America
  • Learn about the responsibilities of elected officials and American citizens
  • Become familiar with voting and the election process

Help your children learn what part the government plays in their daily lives and how they can make a difference!

Type Unit Study Adventure™
Grade K-12th Grades
Length 4 Weeks
Page Count 161 +42 Notebook Pages
Format Digital Download

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