U.S. Government: By The People, For The People

Course Length: One semester   |   Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12

In this single-semester course, traditional topics related to U.S. government (the Constitution, three branches of government, federal and state governments, etc.) are covered, as well as lessons on media and bias, research methods, evaluating resources, philosophies of government, citizenship, landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court, infrastructure, and tribal government. Reflection and discussion prompts are included, as well as background information on lesson topics to supplement research/textbook reading. Project-based learning involves a student-designed project that is developed throughout the semester.

This is a textbook-independent course—any U.S. Government textbook or other resources can be used to gain a familiarity with lesson topics.