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Foundations of American Government  

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We are going digital this year with Google Classroom. We will also explore complex issues through project-based learning--so you will have the opportunity to solve real-world problems because...citizenship is not a spectator sport!


Topics Covered:

Unit 1: Statesmen vs. Politicians

  • Civic Virtue & Our Constitutional Republic
  • The Nature of Power, Politics & Government

Unit 2: Foundations of American Government

  • The Roots of American Democracy
  • Justice for All: Equality, Rights, and the Struggle to Mean What We Say

Unit 3: Breaking Up & Moving On

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitutional Convention

Unit 4: A Government for Xlandia (PBL)

  • Building Your Own Democracy from Scratch
Unit 5: A Framework for Government
  • The United States Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
Unit 6: Polarized by Fear
  • Political parties: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Unit 7: On the Campaign Trail (PBL)
  • Running Your Own Campaign


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