“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.
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 – Fall 2020
Friday, Aug 28 – Create Class Government
Monday, Aug 31 – QUIZ – Day 1 / Class Rules / Why Gov’t – Institute Class Government
Labor Day Sep 7
Fall Break Oct 15-16
End Term 1 (20 days)
Friday, Oct 30 – Jeopardy / Prep for Test
THANKSGIVING BREAK Nov 23-27
Friday, Dec 18 – Vote on Final Debate Topics / Holiday Party
WINTER BREAK Dec 21-Jan 1
End Term 2 / Semester 1 (22 days)
Direct Questions to CPT Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org