“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.”
– Thomas Jefferson
The goal of this course is for Cadets to understand the general forms of government that exist in the world, the differences between core political theory, and then understand the evolution of the American Form of Government – as studied through our “Founding Documents.” The second term focuses on the structure and makeup of the U.S. Government and concludes with the responsibilities of American Citizens.
KEY NOTE: In order to graduate high school in the State of Utah, a student must pass a “Citizenship Test,” consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, taken from the Utah Government website. A passing score is 70% (35 questions correct). Taking and passing this exam is part of this course as well. CLICK HERE FOR A STUDY GUIDE FOR CIVICS EXAM
The course is divided into
Unit 1 – Forms of Government
Unit 2 – Documents of Freedom
Unit 3 – American Government
A few key reminders:
- The Link for “live stream” is https://meet.google.com/czq-dfhi-xrj
- A recording for the beginning of each class (TO INCLUDE THE JOURNAL QUESTION) will be posted.
That recording WILL include entire lectures, activities, or projects, but NOT quizzes, tests, etc.
- While lectures will be recorded and streamed, the PDF version of each PPT is also available on the schedule.
- This is a ONE Semester Class, but required for Graduation
- Direct any questions to CPT Curtis at email@example.com
Government – A Day Schedule – Spring 2020
Monday, Jan 25 –Presenting Island Nations / Creating Class Gov’t Continued
Presidents’ Day Feb 15
Monday, Feb 22 – Jeopardy / Prep for Test
End Term 3 (20 Days)
Wednesday, Mar 24 – Jeopardy / Prep for Test
SPRING BREAK Apr 5-9
Monday, May 10 – TEST – Constitution
Wednesday, May 12 – Civics Test Make-up / Vote on Final Debate Topics
Friday, May 14 – Political Issues & Debate
Monday, May 17 – Political Issues & Debate
Wednesday, May 19 – Political Issues & Debate
Monday, May 24 –Ten Rules for Life (Final Lesson)
Wednesday, May 26 – TBD
Friday, May 28 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Graduation
End Term 4 / Semester 2 (22 Days)
Direct Questions to CPT Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org