Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You meets the content standards for civics and government as outlined by the National Standards for Civics and Government.

Many young citizens are completing their education with little or no sense of civic responsibility. Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective, active citizen. It also encourages an appreciation for the American political system. It will foster a willingness to take part in American democracy.

Two economics units provide an understanding of the interrelationship between democracy and the free enterprise system.

About the Program

Contents:

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Reference Atlas

Be an Active Reader

Be an Active Citizen - Why Study Civics?

UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP

  • Chapter 1 Citizenship and Government in a Democracy
  • Chapter 2 Roots of American Democracy
  • Chapter 3 The Constitution
  • Chapter 4 The Bill of Rights
  • Chapter 5 The Citizen and the Community

UNIT 2 THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

  • Chapter 6 Congress
  • Chapter 7 The President and the Executive Branch
  • Chapter 8 The Judicial Branch

UNIT 3 POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS

  • Chapter 9 Political Parties and Politics
  • Chapter 10 Voting and Elections
  • Chapter 11 Influencing Government

UNIT 4 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Chapter 12 State Government
  • Chapter 13 Local Government
  • Chapter 14 Dealing With Community Issues

UNIT 5 THE INDIVIDUAL, THE LAW, & THE INTERNET

  • Chapter 15 Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Chapter 16 Civil and Criminal Law
  • Chapter 17 Citizenship and the Internet

UNIT 6 THE ECONOMY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

  • Chapter 18 What is Economics?
  • Chapter 19 The American Economy
  • Chapter 20 Demand
  • Chapter 21 Supply
  • Chapter 22 Business and Labor

UNIT 7 THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

  • Chapter 23 Government and the Economy
  • Chapter 24 Money and Banking
  • Chapter 25 Government Finances

UNIT 8 THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD

  • Chapter 26 Comparing Economic Systems
  • Chapter 27 Comparing Systems of Governments
  • Chapter 28 An Interdependent World

Appendix and How to Use an Appendix

Honoring America

Government and Economics Data Bank

United State Facts

The Presidents

Historical Documents

Summaries of Supreme Court Cases

Glossary

Spanish Glossary

Index


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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Daily Focus Skill Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook Answer Key
  • Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Spanish Summaries and Activities
    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Spanish Summaries and Activities
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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Standardized Test with Rubrics Workbook, Teacher Edition
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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Reading and Study Skills Foldables
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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook
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    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You, Standardized Test with Rubrics Workbook
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  • Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You, The Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, Spanish
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    This summary provides an overview of the research-based framework study of Glencoe’s Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You contained in this booklet. The section entitled Research on the Elements of an Effective Textbook includes independent research on reading, learning styles, and geography and cartography. The section entitled Research on the Effectiveness of Glencoe’s Social Studies Textbooks includes both quantitative and qualitative research based on independent studies conducted with classroom teachers.