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(5-Class Camp) U.S. American Civics Constitution & Government: 3 Branches of Government; Domestic - Foreign - Economic Policy

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ProfessorBlackmore.com (J.D., LL.M., Veteran)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(91)
This is a (5-Part) Social Studies, Civics course in which students learn about the 3 branches of government & how the U.S. Government System works

Class experience

Students will learn the following in this course.

CLASS 1 CHAPTER SUMMARY - THE CONGRESS:

Understanding the constitutional powers of Congress enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

飩 The origins of Congress
飩 Congressional elections
飩 The powers and functions of Congress
飩 A comparison of the bodies of Congress
飩 The legislative process
飩 The structure and powers of legislative leadership
飩 Decision making in Congress from the perspective of political parties, interest groups, the president, and constituents
飩 The people and their representatives (demographics of Congress)
飩 A re-examination of Congress鈥 role in American politics

CLASS 2 CHAPTER SUMMARY - THE PRESIDENCY:

Understanding the constitutional powers of Presidency enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

飩 Presidential elections
飩 Presidential roles in domestic and foreign policy
飩 The structure of the executive branch
飩 Key offices that influence the president in making and carrying out public policy
飩 The order of presidential succession
飩 The constitutional and statutory sources of presidential power
飩 Public approval
飩 The evolution of presidential powers
飩 An evaluation of presidential leadership
飩 The role of women in the White House

CLASS 3 CHAPTER SUMMARY - THE JUDICIARY:

Understanding the constitutional powers of Congress enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

飩 The origins of the U.S. judiciary
飩 The basis of U.S. law, including common law and code law
飩 The sources of U.S. law, including constitutions, statutes, judicial decisions, executive orders, and administrative law
飩 The structure of the federal court system
飩 The selection process of federal judges
飩 The processes of decision-making by the U.S. Supreme Court
飩 The notion of judges as policy makers
飩 Checks and balances that apply to the courts

CLASS 4 CHAPTER SUMMARY - U.S. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY:

Understanding the constitutional powers of Congress enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

飩 The types of public programs by which government provides for its citizens鈥 basic needs
飩 Income security programs
飩 Health care policy
飩 Environmental protection policy
飩 Energy policy
飩 Homeland security policy
飩 Immigration policy
飩 The tools of foreign policy, including diplomacy, trade and economic policies, and military options
飩 The agents responsible for creating foreign policy, including the executive and legislative branches, as well as the media, interest groups of other nations, and private individuals
飩 A historical perspective from the ratification of the Constitution until World War II
飩 An analysis of the postwar era and the United States鈥 emergence as a world superpower
飩 A post-9/11 foreign policy and national security analysis
飩 A discussion of the future challenges confronting United States foreign policy

CLASS 5 CHAPTER SUMMARY - U.S. ECONOMIC POLICY:

Understanding the constitutional powers of Congress enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

飩 The nature of the American economy and the use of economic policy tools
飩 The American dream and economic prosperity
飩 Various economic theories and the government鈥檚 approach to creating a healthy economy
飩 The data used to measure economic health
飩 Fiscal policy approaches of Congress and the president and the impact of these policies on the economy
飩 The goals of monetary policy and the function of the Federal Reserve System
飩 The government鈥檚 regulatory policy to prevent market failure
飩 Trade policy in the global economy, both past and present
飩 An assessment of the U.S. economy and the failure of more and more people to achieve the American dream and financial security
I have been teaching college/university and law school students since 2005 in the areas of law, political science/government, and criminal justice. In addition, I have 15 years of law practice. I have first-hand knowledge and expertise in the area of critical reading, analysis and synthesis. I teach students how develop analysis skills that will advance their critical thinking and effective problem-solving abilities.
This is a summary of the full listing of class requirements. Please read the full listing upon enrollment to ensure that the class is good fit for your student.

*** [[  Please do not allow the student to attempt to take the class while in bed or otherwise laying and/or moving throughout the home while the class is in progress.  ]]

*** Virtual backgrounds are not allowed as they are a distraction and students use them to get around the requirement that they please not take the class in bed. 

*** We request that the student use a wired internet source plugged into the internet router instead of WIFI 鈥 constant blinking of the Internet and students dropping in and out of the class is disruptive. In addition, it is difficult to communicate with the student when the WIFI is intermittently unstable, as it makes it difficult to understand what the student is saying ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))

*** Participation in-person with continuously enabled video/audio each day of the class is mandatory for (all) students. [This is not a video play-back class]. The class is delivered in real time only.

*** Please do not allow the student to attempt to project their video participation in class using an ipad; phone; facetime or other mobile device. 

*** The student (must) use a desktop computer or laptop sitting securely on a desk or table so that the camera is stabilized at all times throughout the class.  Constant movement of the screen or video camera that is used to project the student鈥檚 video into the classroom is very disruptive during the class.

***For optimal performance, students should use headphones with a good microphone so that we can communicate efficiently throughout the course. ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))

-- All Course Resources and activities are provided before and/or during class on shared screen
     -- INCLUGING:
        1) Course Videos
        2) Course Powerpoints (student downloadable copies provided)
        3) Course quizzes (So that the student can participate in class polling and see other students' answers to the questions, before the initial class, students should navigate to socrative.com and download the app (if the student will be using a smart phone or pad device. If the student will be using the desktop version, the student should be ready to navigate to (KAHOOT.IT) during class.  ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))
        4) Course discussion materials
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
For the purpose of assessing student progress, engagement and interaction with students, the following third-party tool will be used throughout the class: 

- Kahoot assessment and activity tool. More information about Kahoot may be found by navigating to Kahoot.com.

Parents can be assured that this lesson is made for children and is specific and to the point of:

- the subject matter of the U.S. - American Government and
- furthering the educational, analysis and problem-solving skills of children up and through the age of 18.
Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the U.S. Constitution.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(91)
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Professor Blackmore has been practicing law for over 15 years and teaching law school for over 10 years. Professor Blackmore enjoys working with students and faculty in law, criminal justice and political science. Professor Blackmore also provides...
Group Class

$55

for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
1-18 learners per class

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