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United States Government: Our Democracy ©2016

United States Government: Our Democracy allows students to build a strong understanding of the structure, function, and powers of government at all levels. Students will develop an appreciation for the value of citizenship and civic participation as they learn and apply the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded. As a result, students will be well–prepared for success in college, career, and civic life. The NetworksTM fully integrated print and digital content of United States Government: Our Democracy is grounded in solid pedagogy, strong authorship, and includes a full suite of thoughtfully designed teaching and learning tools.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on big ideas with an accessible student text built around essential questions and inquiry.

  • Maximize comprehension with the Reading Help–Desk included in each lesson to assist students with building vocabulary, cultivating reading strategies, and strengthening note–taking skills.

  • Students can develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills with Debate and Deliberation and Supreme Court Case features.

  • Analyze primary and secondary sources including Supreme Court Case Studies, text excerpts, political cartoons, photographs, graphs, charts, maps, and more to support critical thinking.

  • Customize the learning experience for differentiated instruction using leveled reading, customizable assessments and worksheets, and flexible online learning tools.

  • Challenge students to "be the judge" in Supreme Court Case Studies; students will classify arguments, assign unmarked opinions and decide cases, apply precedents to recent cases, and conduct in–class moot courts.

  • Facilitate mastery of complex principles with dynamic digital tools.


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