Constitutional Literacy Workbook & DVD SET

Constitutional Literacy Workbook & DVD SET


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Item #: CONLIT
Grades: 9-12

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Constitutional literacy (knowing and understanding the Constitution of the United States of America) has four parts: what the document says (i.e. words and phrases), what the words and phrases meant to the men who wrote them, what the Supreme Court has ruled on various phrases, and lastly, how Supreme Court interpretations have differed from the original meaning. Michael Farris, a Constitutional scholar and lawyer with the Home School Legal Defense Association, designed a course to teach his own daughters the principles of American liberty that are found in the Constitution. That course evolved - revised and expanded through a class of interns for HSLDA, to an online course for homeschool students, and finally as a required course for all students at Patrick Henry College. Now in this form - DVD lectures plus study workbook - it is accessible and doable for all Christian students and families.

The general format is straight-forward and simple: read a workbook chapter, then watch the DVD lecture with the workbook open, pausing to answer questions. Completing one of the 25 episodes each week while also completing one or more of the assignments/projects found at the end of each chapter means the course can be done in an academic school year.

The Workbook lessons have a consistent format and are designed to provide both understanding of the lecture material as well as a resource for remembering and reviewing that material. Lessons include these sections. Purpose - bulleted points that provide an overview. Parlance - a section on vocabulary - the special legal terminology used by legislators, jurists, attorneys, and constitutional scholars. Preamble - introduction of the chapter topic with historical background or in the context of everyday life. Ponder - digging deeper into the specific issues covered in the lecture. Payoff - a summary of the issues and arguments covered in the chapter. Probe - explore how the concepts relate to contemporary issues. Also included in the workbook are profiles of important people, cases, or topics. The author's answers to all questions are available online at the publisher's website. The complete text of the U.S. Constitution and a glossary of terms are included as appendices. 350 pgs, spiral bound

The five-disc set of DVDs provide over eight hours of lecture instruction. Although lectures by Michael Farris are the heart of the DVD content, PowerPoint informational overlays are utilized as well as other multimedia content ensuring the videos are engaging.

This is obviously a valuable course for our students (and parents, as well). ~ Janice

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Michael Farris is a great guy and I can trust what he says in his books
Gail B on Nov 8, 2021
For a homeschool co-op class
Amy B on Jul 9, 2021
Michael Farris is a great guy and I can trust what he says in his books
Gail B on Nov 8, 2021
It looked like an excellent course for studying the constitution and I loved that there was a work book that accompanied the dvd set! We can't wait to dig into the learning!
Tonya H on Aug 9, 2021
For a homeschool co-op class
Amy B on Jul 9, 2021
Very good reviews
Jodi D on May 10, 2021
b ok b on Apr 22, 2021
We are using this to count towards a civics credit for our highschooler.
Shirley M on Feb 17, 2021
Excited to work through this with my high school sons. It is written by a man who "knows his material."
Leesa on Feb 16, 2021
using for government class
Susan G on Feb 1, 2021
Great teaching material, we are using these at our Homeschooling CO-OP.
Sean H on Jan 25, 2021
I chose these items specifically because they were written by Michael Farris from HSLDA. I also liked the DVD option.
Janelle P on Jan 21, 2021
for government course
Melissa B on Sep 21, 2020
I want my children to know what the constitution is and why it is so important to protect it.
Tiffany B on Sep 10, 2020
I would like my children to learn about the constitution and this workbook set is excellent. Two of my kids have completed this in a homeschool group and now am buying this to use with my other children.
Christine L on Sep 9, 2020
Based on information and reviews, this looks like a great class.
Lucas S on Sep 5, 2020
Purchasing Constitutional Literacy Workbook & DVD set to use as part of my daughters government course for 12th grade.
CYNTHIA S on Aug 16, 2020
My son is very interested in this subject and need more literature credits.
Tammy S on Aug 14, 2020
This course was recommended as "great" by one of homeschool moms, who's family enjoyed it.
Marina H on Aug 13, 2020
North Carolina requires a Civic Class in order to graduate. So with this curriculum along with Drive Through History (Dave Stotts, we believe we have the perfect combination of study and requirements!
Shannon P on Aug 5, 2020
I think it's important more now than ever that pur children learn about our constitutional rights and what this country was founded on
Ben M on Jul 27, 2020
local school requirement
Caroline V on Jul 24, 2020
I've used this before and thinks it's excellent.
Marykay O on Jul 23, 2020
High school government course
Lindsey H on Jul 6, 2020
Vital information ALL Highschool students should know before graduation!
Tessa C on Jun 30, 2020
As a supplement to our 11th grade Homeschooler's curriculum.
JULIE T on Jun 25, 2020
To complete out credits for my sons' high school curriculum
Thomas H on Jan 16, 2020
Reputation of Michael Farris
Jamey D on Aug 29, 2019
We need them for 12th gr. Home School in order to fulfill the Government & Civics requirement.
Rosa R on Aug 16, 2019
Suggestion of Homelife academy
James R G on Aug 6, 2019
Camille T on May 29, 2019
It is very important to grasp the scope of our constitution and what the founding fathers intended for our nation. Deals with current controversial topics in the news today and how to navigate and defend a Christian viewpoint.
Suzanne V on Aug 15, 2018
Good content for high school class
Sheila K on Aug 5, 2018
The review in the catalog described a course my daughter was interested in taking. Sounded excellent!
Maria C on Jul 26, 2018
It looked like an excellent course for studying the constitution and I loved that there was a work book that accompanied the dvd set! We can't wait to dig into the learning!
Tonya H on Aug 9, 2021
Very good reviews
Jodi D on May 10, 2021
What credit is earned with this course? Is this to be used in place of a US Government course or as an additional elective?
Jennifer on Jun 11, 2022
BEST ANSWER: It is a US Government course; I gave one full credit that I called US Civics w/Constitutional Literacy. Our state has a Civics requirement for graduation, which is why I called it that.
How long are the lectures?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this for my daughter who said the lectures were usually around 20-25 minutes long. She was thinking that occasionally an episode went 30-40 minutes long.
Secular course or religious based?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This course is religious based.
Should a student take a basic government course before attempting this course?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I felt this course was pretty stand alone as everything in it was well explained. If I remember (it’s been a year since my son completed it), the course outlined functions of both state and federal governments pretty clearly as they are designated by the Constitution. Also, I watched some of the DVDs with my son and found it very educational and enlightening for me as an adult! I took a government class in highschool but did not know many of the ways our government was not functioning correctly according to the Constitution and it helped me better understand the larger role that states were given. It’s an excellent course!! I think every voting American and highschool student should take it.
Is there an answer key/teacher guide for Constitutional Literacy (3rd edition)?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You will get a workbook & dvd set. In the workbook section, " How To Use This Workbiok," there is instruction for an answer sheet for the study questions. There are not tests for this curriculum. There are projects for each chapter and it is up to the teacher to determine if the student accomplished the goals.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Government Class
We absolutely love this Constitution Class! This is the best government class that All American Students should be required to take in order to graduate from High School.
September 4, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent curriculum! We learned so much!
September 1, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Because of the author
Purchased to go along with the 19-20 school year for my 8th grade and 11th grade students. To have a deeper understanding of the Constitution. Haven't used yet but gave a 5 star because I have great respect for Mr. Farris, because of his integrity and his boldness to stand for what is biblically right in government. I will update my review once we have gotten in to the study. Thank you.
July 9, 2019
over 3 years ago

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