This course meets the requirements of a high school civics or government class.
The class will meet weekly over Zoom on Thursdays, from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Central Standard Time, according to the schedule below. The format will be lectures and discussion each week.
Civics: American Government’s History and Structure is a discussion-based class that will study the American system of government by exploring the biblical basis for civics, a brief history of civil liberty, the English common law system, and America’s founding documents. Students will complete weekly readings and write answers to discussion questions for class. Students will also have an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of civics through occasional quizzes and a paper on a Supreme Court case at the end of the semester.
Assessment and Grading:
Quizzes will be automatically graded in the course or by a distributed key. Weekly discussion questions will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the instructor. The final paper will be graded by the instructor.
The course will consist of live Zoom meetings that will be added to the steps as recordings each week. Assigned readings and quizzes will also be available within the lessons.