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- Available Lessons: 146
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis Civics Study Guide course provides effective lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help you quickly review material and test yourself on important civics topics. When you have completed this guide you will be better prepared to answer civics questions, participate in discussions or take a civics exam.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help understanding material from civics will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:
- Have fallen behind in understanding constitutional democracy, the electoral process, U.S. government structure, the origins of civil liberties or any other civics topic.
- Need an efficient way to learn civics.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra social science learning resources at school.
How It Works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Confirm your understanding through lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Civics final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the core principles of American government?
- How did constitutional democracy develop in the U.S.?
- What key events contributed to the evolution of federalism in the U.S.?
- How do political parties and interest groups affect the electoral process?
- What are the different forms of political participation?
- How does public opinion influence politics?
- What role does the media play in the political process?
- What functions do the legislative and executive branches serve?
- How are federal and state court systems structured?
- What are the origins of civil liberties and civil rights?
- How does the federal government regulate the economy?
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