High School US Government Curriculum
Time4Learning’s online U.S. 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 U.S. Government class, learn more about the general objectives for U.S. 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 U.S. Government Course?
Time4Learning’s U.S. 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:
- Introduction to American Government
- The Constitution
- Civil Rights and Liberties
- Government Institutions
- Civics and Participation
- Public Policy
U.S. Government Curriculum Objectives for High Schoolers
The topics covered in a high school U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Government Curriculum for High School?
Parents who are comparing U.S. 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 U.S. government curriculum is popular with both parents and students include:
|As a Full Curriculum
||As a Supplement