Noble Experiment Student Activity Book

Noble Experiment Student Activity Book

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ISBN: 9781610060035
Grades: 9-12

Noble Experiment: History and Nature of the American Government is a comprehensive, student directed, one semester high school government course. It covers all the national standards for both a high school civics and government course of study. Best of all, the information is presented from a conservative Judeo-Christian foundation.

The heart of the study lies in the nearly 7 hours of DVD teaching, which are subdivided into 24 DVD lessons. The DVD lectures vary in length from 8-32 minutes. The presentation style is engaging, with ideas and information presented clearly. While much of the lecture time you are observing the speaker in an up-close format, varied graphics are also intermingled which correspond to the lessons. The DVD lessons correspond to the consumable student workbook (available separately).

The student course syllabus is organized around a 3 lessons per week/16 week schedule. While it is flexible, the author suggests limiting the weekly lessons (especially during units 3-7) so students have ample time to complete the readings and assignments. While not specified, I would anticipate students needing forty-five to ninety minutes to complete the lessons, with equal time on the "off days" for assigned homework.

In this robust course, students will learn the foundational principles of government, survey the various types of government, as well as trace the significant people, events and documents that lead to the creation of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is studied in-depth-- article by article, alongside a lesson on Constitutional interpretation. Also explored are the United Nations Organization, U.S. Foreign Policy and the impact of immigration and globalization on our nation. The final lessons promote responsible citizenship and include independent state and local government specific research projects. Students wrap up the study with a viewing of the classic movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (item #055423). The appendix found in the student text contains various activities condensed from the publisher's Z-Guide to the Movies. While this is optional, I believe most families would find it a beneficial and enjoyable way to end their studies. Movie resources include a topic overview, movie synopsis, review questions, filibuster research project, art project, family discussion questions, filmmaker's art, and many others. Also included with the DVD set is the Teacher Resource CD-ROM. The CD contains pdf printable copies of the course outline, course syllabus, a valuable transcript description, complete course transcripts, answer keys for all graded assignments, and a grade book to record student scores.

The Student Workbook (sold separately) offers the breadth of the assignments. This vital part of the course contains all the primary source readings, required and optional student activities, and unit assessments in the form of quizzes, tests, and exams. Student activities are diverse and include fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions, plus test study guides. Research projects and critical thinking activities are also incorporated to solidify the student's application of his valuable role in our government. Workbook pages are 3 hole punched, making it easy to remove the test assessment pages and place them in a binder. 233 pgs, pb.

You may be wondering how this course compares to Notgrass Exploring Government. The essentials of a conservative government based on Judeo-Christian principles are at the heart of both of these student directed courses. The main difference lies in the teaching modality. While the focal point of this program (Noble Experiment) is the DVD lecture teaching, Exploring Government is centered more around the highly readable, engaging textbook. Both offer high school level activities and projects. Exploring Government provides more essay assignments and optional exams, while Noble Experiment uses quizzes and exams as vital assessment tools (along with the varied workbook assignments). If meeting national standards is important for your family, Noble Experiment meets the national standards for both a high school civics and government course of study. Both programs meet a stirring need for homeschooling families seeking to provide a foundational understanding of our government from a Biblical worldview. ~Deanne




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781610060035
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Zeezok Publishing
Weight
1.7 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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Seems the best for overall government study from a Christian worldview & has auditory lessons for auditory and dyslexic learners.
Marykay O on Aug 18, 2020
This book is required for a co-op American Government class; the teacher of the class has proven to be wise and thorough. Looking forward to learning with this activity book.
Jesse H on Jul 28, 2020
Seems the best for overall government study from a Christian worldview & has auditory lessons for auditory and dyslexic learners.
Marykay O on Aug 18, 2020
to go with the Noble Experiment curriculum
Lisa J on Aug 15, 2020
This book is required for a co-op American Government class; the teacher of the class has proven to be wise and thorough. Looking forward to learning with this activity book.
Jesse H on Jul 28, 2020
Recommended for Government
Marykay O on Jul 23, 2020
Homeschooling High School
Amy B on Jul 9, 2020
I like video lessons.
Erin S on Jun 14, 2020
to use for a civics course
Gwen G on Jan 2, 2020
Required for a co-op class
Margaret S on Aug 2, 2019
It looks like a good government program from a Christian perspective.
Shannin D on Jun 14, 2019
Great, all inclusive curriculum! Its easy, engaging, and as a parent, very little involvement is needed. The creators really did include everything!
Holly H on Mar 18, 2019
Wonderful program, we use it along with the DVDs. Thought provoking and good higher level thinking skills for great conversations!
Kathleen S on Aug 29, 2018
co op requirement
Tara F on Aug 29, 2018
Recommended by Cathy Duffy
Kelly M on Aug 22, 2018
To be used with Legal and Biblical Foundations of the United States Class
Amy J on Aug 17, 2018
It was a book we needed for the dvd course.
Kathy D on Aug 15, 2018
Thorough and organized curriculum
Justine M on Aug 17, 2017
When I researched US Govt classes, I kept coming back to this one.
Deborah P on Jun 28, 2017
Cathy Duffy review
Kasey P on May 7, 2017
required by heart of dakota- cheapest price I could find
Brenda G on Sep 15, 2016
School Book
Jackie B on Aug 26, 2016
Already have curriculum; using with another child
Denise L on Jul 22, 2016
teacher at school chose it
Clare H on Jul 10, 2016
Required by our homeschool academy.
Scott G on Jul 2, 2016
Had CD and workbook in the set.
Rose K on Jun 11, 2016
recommended DVD program
Marykay O on Jun 11, 2016
to go with the Noble Experiment curriculum
Lisa J on Aug 15, 2020
Recommended for Government
Marykay O on Jul 23, 2020
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Noble Experiment needs group discussion
The whole class is already outlined by the week in the front of the book. A student can work independently throughout the semester. It is laid out in a 4 day week which gives some "wiggle room" for changes in routine and schedules.
While the DVD is very informative, the speaker and presentation are a bit dry and not very dynamic. As an adult I'm fine with that, but my teenager is not impressed and needs a bit more energy or visual interest to keep him engaged, especially since it's a 20-30 min. lecture on a screen.
The student workbook only has fill-in-the-blank pages for the lecture and the source documents to read (and mark if desired for study), but the tests are mostly essay. It would be more helpful if the workbook included some essay type study questions to help the student to be prepared to answer the test questions. The tests also cover a lot of material at once without any study materials to help direct and prepare. For the lone homeschool student it can be a challenge to know how and what to study for each section. If the material is used with a group and includes some discussion that would be a good way to fill in that gap.
I do appreciate that all the source documents are printed and I don't have to go online or to the library to find any of them. Students can also mark and make note on them since they are in the student's own book. The Christian perspective of our government and it's purpose and development are very clear.
Overall I would suggest this curriculum for the high school student, preferably with a discussion with parent or group.
February 28, 2017
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