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American Government & Economics Syllabus (ABeka) (48 Pages)...$20.00


We use American Government and Economics: Work & Prosperity by A Beka. The first half of the course is spent studying American Government. American Government and Economics: Work & Prosperity provides a clear account of the formation of our government, the parts of the Constitution, and the role of Federalism. The second half of the course is spent studying Economics. Economics: Work & Prosperity provides a clear account of the principles of Economics. ABeka also provides quizzes and texts to be used throughout the year, and answer keys for the quizzes and tests. We also include optional weekly essay topics to provide the student with writing practice. The American Government & Economics Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with paper topics, questions for discussion, and a variety of teaching resources including Twelfth Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Current Edition: © 2018.

Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.

Book List

Social Studies
  • Essential 4
    • American Government in Christian Perspective
      Thompson, Lowman, Cochran Bowen
      A Beka Books — 296 Pages
    • Economics in One Lesson
      Hazlitt, Henry
      Crown Business — 218 Pages
      ISBN: 0517548232
    • Economics: Work and Prosperity
      Kirk, Russell
      A Beka Books — 244 Pages
    • Assigned in the syllabus starting summer 2018
    • Quadragesimo Anno
      Pius XI
  • Supplemental - Required 5
    • American Government in Christian Perspective Quiz and Test Book
      A Beka Books
      A Beka Books
    • American Government in Christian Perspective Quiz and Test Key
      A Beka Books
      A Beka Books
    • Economics: Work and Prosperity Quiz and Test Book
      A Beka Books
      A Beka Books — 62 Pages
    • Economics: Work and Prosperity Quiz and Test Key
      A Beka Books
      A Beka Books — 62 Pages
    • This text will no longer be included in this course starting in 2018-2019.
    • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy
      Marbury, Richard J
      Bluestocking Press — 159 Pages
      ISBN: 0942617622
  • Supplemental - Optional 2
  • Alternate text that can replace an essential or required supplemental text 9

Samples

Day Assignment
1

Read Section 1.1 (pp. 4-7 in 2nd Edition) [pp.2-5 in 3rd Edition] in American Government in Christian Perspective and answer questions 1-7 on p. 7 [p. 5]. Read Section 1.2 (pp. 7-11) [pp. 6-11] and questions 1-7 on p. 11. Memorize Proverbs 14:34.

2

Read Section 1.3 (pp. 12-14) [pp. 11-13] and answer questions 1-4 on p 14 [p. 13]. Memorize Proverbs 14:34. Do Chapter 1 Review and take Quiz 1.

3

Read Focus and Section 2.1 (pp. 16-19) [pp. 15-19] and answer questions 1-5 on p. 19. Memorize Verse 1 of the Star Spangled Banner.

4

Read Section 2.2 (pp. 19-26) [pp. 19-28] and answer questions 1-10 on p. 26 [p. 28]. Take Quiz 2. Memorize Verse 1 of the Star Spangled Banner. You might also enjoy reading Quadragesimo Anno; this encyclical articulates the Catholic Church's concerns about socialism and communism. This is particularly helpful if you are considering writing the Week 2 essay on communism or socialism.

5 Write a short essay on the forms of government. Define and compare these forms. What form of government do you think is best? Include a list of all the sources that you used in this essay. (This essay should be about 400 words long.)
Day Assignment
1

Read Section 1.1 (pp. 4-7 in 2nd Edition) [pp.2-5 in 3rd Edition] in American Government in Christian Perspective and answer questions 1-7 on p. 7 [p. 5]. Read Section 1.2 (pp. 7-11) [pp. 6-11] and questions 1-7 on p. 11. Memorize Proverbs 14:34.

2

Read Section 1.3 (pp. 12-14) [pp. 11-13] and answer questions 1-4 on p 14 [p. 13]. Memorize Proverbs 14:34. Do Chapter 1 Review and take Quiz 1.

3

Read Section 1.3 (pp. 12-14) [pp. 11-13] and answer questions 1-4 on p 14 [p. 13]. Memorize Proverbs 14:34. Do Chapter 1 Review and take Quiz 1.

4

Read Section 2.2 (pp. 19-26) [pp. 19-28] and answer questions 1-10 on p. 26 [p. 28]. Take Quiz 2. Memorize Verse 1 of the Star Spangled Banner. You might also enjoy reading Quadragesimo Anno; this encyclical articulates the Catholic Church's concerns about socialism and communism. This is particularly helpful if you are considering writing the Week 2 essay on communism or socialism.

5 Write a short essay on the forms of government. Define and compare these forms. What form of government do you think is best? Include a list of all the sources that you used in this essay. (This essay should be about 400 words long.)