American Government

by George Thomson


Student activity book contains all primary documents.

American Government enables teachers and students alike to enjoy a strong connection between history and the present. The principles of the Constitution have deep historical application and are exemplified in the news every day. This course connects current events to constitutional principles as a foundation for writing and class simulations. In this course, students learn not what to think but how to think. Course materials and class discussions enable students to learn a process of thinking useful for effective communication and civic competency by examining issues from all sides in their historical context.

Testimonial: "I was a lawyer for 14 years before becoming a teacher. I became certified to teach at mid-school year and I was immediately assigned to teach Government at Alchesay High School, located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. I had less than a week to prepare for class. George's materials were invaluable in assisting me in getting ready to teach on such short notice. His lessons reflect the latest and best methods for delivering compelling lessons to students. The lessons center around essential questions, and identify desired enduring understandings. The material is well organized. The content is excellent. George has compiled one excellent lesson after another. Standards are addressed. Daily objectives are easy to find. Vocabulary is identified. The result is hands-on activities that truly prepare students for productive citizenship after graduation. Equally important, George's materials prepared me as a teacher to deliver high quality lessons in a professional manner."-- James C. Lerch
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Table of Contents:

  1. Class organization, goal setting
  2. Fundamental Principles and History of American Government
  3. The Constitution
  4. Civil Liberties
  1. U.S. Congress
  2. The Executive Branch
  3. U.S. Judicial
  4. Federalism

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.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
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Qty: $199 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-734-3
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Teacher Manual
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Qty: $249 US

ISBN: 978-1-931680-58-5
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $899 US

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ISBN: 978-1-59657-735-0
Student eBook
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Qty: $24 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-472-4
Printed Student Book
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Qty: $30 US

ISBN: 978-1-931680-57-8
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