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High School US Government Curriculum

High School US Government Curriculum
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Time4Learning’s online US Government course is one of four social studies courses offered at the high school level. This one-semester course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government.

On this page you will discover what topics are covered in a high school US Government class, learn more about the general objectives for US Government, and find out how families can use Time4Learning as their main American government homeschool curriculum or as a supplement to other programs.

What is Taught in a High School US Government Course?

Time4Learning’s US Government course for high school helps students establish the origins and founding principles of American government. They will closely examine the Constitution and its Amendments then investigate the development and sweep of civil rights and liberties.

Lessons also acquaint students with significant Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. Students are guided through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

Some of the units of study included in the course are:

  1. Introduction to American Government
  2. The Constitution
  3. Civil Rights and Liberties
  4. Government Institutions
  5. Civics and Participation
  6. Public Policy

US Government Curriculum Objectives for High Schoolers

The topics covered in a high school US government course are designed to prepare students to be competent citizens who understand and are capable of participating in the political processes of the nation. Additionally, students should practice the skills needed to think critically, weigh evidence, make informed decisions, and participate in political processes.

Throughout the US government course, students will reach for the following goals:

  • Investigate the founding principles that guided the establishment of the United States government.
  • Analyze the civil rights and liberties that are granted to United States citizens, and understand the influence of constitutional amendments and Supreme Court decisions that have developed these rights.
  • Understand the structures and procedures of local, state, and federal governments.
  • Discover how you can participate in government by voting, running for office, meeting civic obligations, and petitioning your representatives.
  • Read complex texts at grade level.
  • Increase academic and domain-specific vocabulary.
  • Engage in routine writing in response to texts, concepts, and scenarios.
  • Use research skills to access, interpret, and apply information from sources you have gathered.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s US Government Curriculum for High School?

Parents who are comparing US Government classes for homeschool want to know that their ultimate choice is comprehensive, student-paced, and designed to help students achieve college and career readiness.

Some of the reasons that our high school US government curriculum is popular with both parents and students include:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Our US Government curriculum is built on the national civics standards.
  • The course incorporates real-life sources for study including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping helps parents create accurate high school homeschool transcripts.
  • All lesson plans, materials, and assessments are included with your subscription–nothing additional to purchase.
  • Curriculum planners help students plan for the year and work independently.
  • Students can begin at any time and progress at their own pace.
  • Our video lessons include closed-captioning to ensure students with different learning abilities are supported.
As a Supplement
  • Flexible, 24/7 access means students can log in anytime, after school and/or on weekends.
  • Lesson plans allow members to easily and quickly locate specific topics and lessons.
  • Members have the option to pick and choose which subjects, lessons and topics their high schooler needs to work on and skip those they don’t.
  • Students can repeat lessons for further understanding and retake tests and quizzes.
  • Online format eliminates the need to drive to a tutor or learning center.
  • No contracts mean that members can use the curriculum as long as needed and cancel at any time.
  • Direct-instruction videos, independent practice, appealing visuals, written and spoken materials for different types of learners.

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