George Cassutto is an award-winning author who developed curriculum for the PBS series “The Democracy Project,” consulted on the PBS “Thomas Jefferson” documentary, and developed curriculum for the Discovery Channel and US News & World Report. Civics has been designed to cover concepts using group activities, simulations and Internet activities that will bring the content to life for middle school students. Teachers are supported by an easy-to-use pacing guide for this full-year course, with lesson plans designed for 90-minute block schedules. Comprehensive daily lesson plans provide the out-of-field teacher with step-by-step support, including descriptions of teacher-tested classroom activities that engage, apply and extend learning. Daily class notes are correlated to lesson plans and are available in PowerPoint or as overhead masters. The student workbook includes all activity sheets and handouts. This instructional system will work with any Civics textbook.
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1. Principles of Government
Forms of Government
Foundations of American Government
Structure of American Government
The Checks and Balances System
8. The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
Equal Justice Under Law
American Political Parties
US Foreign Policy: 1921-Present Day
The American Economic System
These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.