American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)
This is a project we created as part of our education class. In it, is a way to engage the students in the Electoral College and have them do a paper to research the topic and how it related to the United States today. Now only do they do deep thinking about their own thoughts on this topic, but can compare and contrast today's America with late 18th century America and form ideas based on these two eras. It gets the students to debate each other, while also getting to see what the Founders were thinking when they created the Electoral College and whether it applies today or not, meaning that they can study the Constitution as well, and develop thought on whether they think it should be taken liberally or more strictly.
This Inquiry Based project allows students to learn more about the election process in the United States. Students will participate in a mock election which includes the presence of the electoral college.
This is a lesson that could be used in mathematics, social studies, RtII, and/or MTSS.
The lesson involves studying and understanding percents which is beneficial in mathematics and learning about key social studies (civics) terms like majority and plurality.
Case studies are used here, specifically controversial Electoral College results in U.S. Presidential Elections.
U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.Senior Contributing AuthorsP. Scott Corbett, Ventura CollegeVolker Janssen, California State University, FullertonJohn M. Lund, Keene State CollegeTodd Pfannestiel, Clarion UniversityPaul Vickery, Oral Roberts UniversitySylvie Waskiewicz
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the central issues of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and their solutionsDescribe the conflicts over the ratification of the federal constitution
"Future Ready: Civics - The Good Citizen" provides an overview of civic responsibilities and the roles of a good American citizen. It emphasizes the importance of civic participation, media literacy, and logical inference. The material highlights citizen participation in maintaining order, providing services, and protecting freedoms at all levels of government. It encourages various methods of community involvement and showcases successful projects. The material addresses barriers to participation and introduces vocabulary related to civic engagement, bias, propaganda, political parties, and elections. It explains the concept of logical inferences, detecting bias, and evaluating propaganda. It also covers elections, the Electoral College, and the right to vote, promoting civic engagement and informed decision-making.
- Cultural Geography
- History, Law, Politics
- Political Science
- Reading Informational Text
- Social Science
- U.S. History
- World Cultures
- World History
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