Civics and the Constitution Package

Civics and the Constitution Package

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Item #: 076687
ISBN: 9781683441861
Grades: 9-12

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Take a fast-paced and issue-focused course on the U.S. Constitution in this one-semester course, complete with video lectures. Delve into the history, meaning, and daily functions of the U.S. Constitution in your life and your nation. From its original meaning to the controversies that arise from re-interpretations of it, you will understand how and why the Founding Fathers fashioned a document of God-given rights that have stood the test of time and political tinkering.

From a Biblical worldview, this civics course goes back to explore the mindset of the Founding Fathers using historic sources to help students understand the purpose and powers of the Constitution. Students will use the Principle Approach known as the Four R’s: Research (using the Bible, Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, and other primary sources to define terms), Reason (using questions to identify truth), Relate (connecting this truth to history or a current event), and Record (writing or applying the knowledge). Most chapters consist of watching a video lecture, reading notes and sources, and completing worksheets (fill-in-the-blank, short-essay, and multiple-choice questions) and quizzes. Lessons should take about 30-45 minutes a day, four to five days a week. The student textbook consists of all the reading material, supplemental video options, and instructions for watching the videos and completing worksheets and quizzes. The teacher guide includes a suggested daily schedule, worksheets, quizzes, and answers. There are also suggestions on how to extend this course over a full year. There are 15 video lectures (each about 23 minutes in length). As students learn about the important checks and balances and the proper role and limits of civil government in the United States, they will learn how to think through meaningful questions using Biblical principles. This course will certainly give them a better understanding of our Constitution and their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
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Alexi G on May 13, 2020
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Alexi G on May 13, 2020
Based on previous purchases from Masterbooks I knew I was going to get a quality product with this purchase.
Debbie V on Mar 11, 2020
Based on previous purchases from Masterbooks I knew I was going to get a quality product with this purchase.
Debbie V on Mar 11, 2020
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I ordered this to be used for a co-op class. Five weeks into the class, I realized I had to completely overhaul the order of the lessons and add in material in order to give my students a chance at comprehension. What I expected was a clear walk through the Constitution and the amendments to help explain our founding document. Instead, I received a murky rant about how our current iteration of Congress has fallen short their responsibilities and "side eye" comments about the legitimacy of certain amendments.

Additionally the pacing of the program makes very little sense. For example, I don't understand why the curriculum writers thought it was a good idea to dive into Immigration in Chapter 5 when the students don't read the source text of the Constitution on naturalization or the amendments until Chapter 6 and 13 respectively.

I will not willingly teach this course again in the future.
January 20, 2021

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