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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Government: Definition, Purpose & Types
Course SummaryThis online homeschool course is all you need to teach high school U.S. government. Homeschool parents will find that the engaging videos bring learning to life and make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Why it works:
- Quality Content: Engaging animations and real-life examples make U.S. government topics easy to grasp for students with multiple learning styles.
- Students Learn Efficiently: The self-based course allows students to learn at their own pace.
- Save Time: Spend less time preparing lessons and more time working with your student.
- Greater involvement: Take an active role in your child's learning by helping them to tackle course assignments.
What you get:
- Complete Course Library: In addition to U.S. Government, your membership includes access to a full high school homeschool curriculum and hundreds of additional courses.
- Online Dashboard: Parents and students can monitor course progress and subject mastery easily.
- Built-In Assessments: Quizzes and practice exams allow students to test their knowledge and parents to monitor mastery.
- Embedded Assignments: Assignments and projects based on course material give students the opportunity to contextualize and demonstrate their learning.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our expert instructors any question about government or other high school social studies topics.
How it works:
- Use the video lessons as your primary U.S. government homeschool curriculum or as supplemental material.
- Complete each unit at your own pace.
- Watch lessons, reviewing or pausing as often as you need.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Check understanding through lesson quizzes, assignments, and unit exams.
High school US government learning objectives:
- Define the ideals of government
- Identify the foundations of US government
- Learn the history and amendments of the US Constitution
- Summarize federalism
- Review the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the US government
- Identify influential US presidents and speeches
- Discuss landmark US court cases
- Explain the American electoral process and voting and elections in the US
- Understand the role of public opinion, media and special interest groups on politics
- Detail civil rights and liberties in the US
- Give an overview of state and local governments, as well as world-wide political systems
- Discuss economic systems, global trade, international relations and global environmental interdependence
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