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High School American Government (Civics) With CLEP Exam Prep

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Gina Jude Curriculum--CLEP and AP Specialists
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Are you ready to conquer the world of American Government? Look no further than Gina Jude Curriculum and their dynamic approach to teaching with CLEP exam preparation! Take the CLEP exam confidently or prepare for other higher learning.

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Intermediate Level
30 lessons//15 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Background to American Government
-What Democracy Means -Theories of Democracy -Historical Background of the Constitution -Philosophical Background of the Constitution -Beginnings of a National Government -Ratification of the Constitution -Alteration of the Constitution
Lesson 2
Background to American Government
-What Democracy Means -Theories of Democracy -Historical Background of the Constitution -Philosophical Background of the Constitution -Beginnings of a National Government -Ratification of the Constitution -Alteration of the Constitution
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Background to American Government
-What Democracy Means -Theories of Democracy -Historical Background of the Constitution -Philosophical Background of the Constitution -Beginnings of a National Government -Ratification of the Constitution -Alteration of the Constitution
Lesson 4
Background to American Government
-What Democracy Means -Theories of Democracy -Historical Background of the Constitution -Philosophical Background of the Constitution -Beginnings of a National Government -Ratification of the Constitution -Alteration of the Constitution
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Political Parties & Voting
-The Role & Nature of 3rd Parties -The Major 3rd Parties -Dissension between Parties -Campaign Finance -What Party Identity Means -How Candidates Are Selected -Who Votes--And Why -The Electorial College
Lesson 6
Political Parties & Voting
-The Role & Nature of 3rd Parties -The Major 3rd Parties -Dissension between Parties -Campaign Finance -What Party Identity Means -How Candidates Are Selected -Who Votes--And Why -The Electorial College
 Week 4
Lesson 7
Political Parties & Voting
-The Role & Nature of 3rd Parties -The Major 3rd Parties -Dissension between Parties -Campaign Finance -What Party Identity Means -How Candidates Are Selected -Who Votes--And Why -The Electorial College
Lesson 8
Political Parties & Voting
-The Role & Nature of 3rd Parties -The Major 3rd Parties -Dissension between Parties -Campaign Finance -What Party Identity Means -How Candidates Are Selected -Who Votes--And Why -The Electorial College
 Week 5
Lesson 9
Powers & Organization
-Congress and the Unwritten Constitution -Stated Powers of Congress -How Legislation Works -Election of the Members of Congress -Apportionment of House Seats -Organization of the House & the Power of Impeachment -Organization of the Senate
Lesson 10
Powers & Organization
-Congress and the Unwritten Constitution -Stated Powers of Congress -How Legislation Works -Election of the Members of Congress -Apportionment of House Seats -Organization of the House & the Power of Impeachment -Organization of the Senate
 Week 6
Lesson 11
Powers & Organization
-Congress and the Unwritten Constitution -Stated Powers of Congress -How Legislation Works -Election of the Members of Congress -Apportionment of House Seats -Organization of the House & the Power of Impeachment -Organization of the Senate
Lesson 12
Powers & Organization
-Congress and the Unwritten Constitution -Stated Powers of Congress -How Legislation Works -Election of the Members of Congress -Apportionment of House Seats -Organization of the House & the Power of Impeachment -Organization of the Senate
 Week 7
Lesson 13
Congress: Rules and Operation
-Congressional Rules & Committees -Lobbyists & Discipline -Forms of Discipline -Operation of Congress -Types of Taxes -Collection of Taxes & Payment of Debt -Powers that Congress Does Not Have
Lesson 14
Congress: Rules and Operation
-Congressional Rules & Committees -Lobbyists & Discipline -Forms of Discipline -Operation of Congress -Types of Taxes -Collection of Taxes & Payment of Debt -Powers that Congress Does Not Have
 Week 8
Lesson 15
The Presidency
-Presidential Power & Responsibility -Additional Presidential Powers -The Executive ranch of Government -Responses to Crisis -Presidents & Public Approval -The Vice President's Duties -The First Lady's Role
Lesson 16
The Presidency
-Presidential Power & Responsibility -Additional Presidential Powers -The Executive ranch of Government -Responses to Crisis -Presidents & Public Approval -The Vice President's Duties -The First Lady's Role
 Week 9
Lesson 17
The Presidency
-Presidential Power & Responsibility -Additional Presidential Powers -The Executive ranch of Government -Responses to Crisis -Presidents & Public Approval -The Vice President's Duties -The First Lady's Role
Lesson 18
The Presidency
-Presidential Power & Responsibility -Additional Presidential Powers -The Executive ranch of Government -Responses to Crisis -Presidents & Public Approval -The Vice President's Duties -The First Lady's Role
 Week 10
Lesson 19
Federal Bureaucracy and the Media
-Bureaucracy Defined -What Bureacracies Do -The Politicized Bureaucracy -The Media -The Government & The Media
Lesson 20
Federal Bureaucracy and the Media
-Bureaucracy Defined -What Bureacracies Do -The Politicized Bureaucracy -The Media -The Government & The Media
 Week 11
Lesson 21
Federal Courts and Civil Liberties
-The Supreme Court -Lower Federal Courts -Selection of Federal Judges -The Courts and Controversary -Protection of Civil Liberties -The 2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms -Criminal Rights and Social Order -The War Against Terrorism
Lesson 22
Federal Courts and Civil Liberties
-The Supreme Court -Lower Federal Courts -Selection of Federal Judges -The Courts and Controversary -Protection of Civil Liberties -The 2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms -Criminal Rights and Social Order -The War Against Terrorism
 Week 12
Lesson 23
Federal Courts and Civil Liberties
-The Supreme Court -Lower Federal Courts -Selection of Federal Judges -The Courts and Controversary -Protection of Civil Liberties -The 2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms -Criminal Rights and Social Order -The War Against Terrorism
Lesson 24
Federal Courts and Civil Liberties
-The Supreme Court -Lower Federal Courts -Selection of Federal Judges -The Courts and Controversary -Protection of Civil Liberties -The 2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms -Criminal Rights and Social Order -The War Against Terrorism
 Week 13
Lesson 25
The States: Civil Rights and Federalism
-What Federalism Means -The Women's Movement -What Cooperative Federalism Means -Immigration -The New Federalism
Lesson 26
The States: Civil Rights and Federalism
-What Federalism Means -The Women's Movement -What Cooperative Federalism Means -Immigration -The New Federalism
 Week 14
Lesson 27
The States: Civil Rights and Federalism
-What Federalism Means -The Women's Movement -What Cooperative Federalism Means -Immigration -The New Federalism
Lesson 28
The States: Civil Rights and Federalism
-What Federalism Means -The Women's Movement -What Cooperative Federalism Means -Immigration -The New Federalism
 Week 15
Lesson 29
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
-Public Opinion -Political Socialization -Factors Related to Political Opinions -An Election About Trust
Lesson 30
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
-Public Opinion -Political Socialization -Factors Related to Political Opinions -An Election About Trust
Gina Jude Curriculum is a certified teacher-tutoring and online teaching service. We offer online courses for homeschool students in a variety of subjects, including math, science, English, history, and more. We also provide tutoring services for students who are struggling in a particular subject.
Our mission is to provide quality education to all students, regardless of their learning style or ability. We believe that every student has the potential to succeed when given the proper tools and support.
The teacher for this class has a degree from Louisiana State University with minors in history and political science.  The teacher also has a paralegal certificate and a real estate license.
Homework Offered
Homework is assigned weekly and is graded for completeness.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment will be formal and informal. They are designed provide practice for students to succeed in future higher level American Government courses.
Grades Offered
Homework, labs, and tests will be graded to allow students and parents to judge progress and readiness for future learning.
This course can be adjusted to accommodate any special learning needs of the student.
This course is geared to teaching students about the American government.  Any discussion of political parties will be neutral and no opinions will be discussed.
--Magna Carta
--National Geographic Maps
--Library of Congress Resources
--World History: Patterns of Interactions by McDougal Littell 
--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People
--The 1619 Project--https://pulitzercenter.org/lesson-plan-grouping/1619-project-curriculum
--Teaching Tolerance--https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/teaching-tolerance/  
--Howard Zinn--"A People's History of the United States"
--PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, funded by U.S. government) Image, “Triangular” Trade 
--Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America
--Technology in America--Eli Whitney
--Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points Address to Congress, January 8, 1918
--Henry Cabot Lodge, Opposition to the Treaty of Versailles, August 12, 1919
--World War I Propaganda Posters
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech December 8, 1941 (“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”)
--"Iron Curtain Speech", by Winston Churchill, March 5, 1946

World Religion Sources
-- PBS Learning Media: World Religions 
-- History.com
--Myrtle Langely, DK Eyewitness Religion
--Carla Mooney, Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
--Major Texts of Several Religions--The Qur'an, The Veda, The Torah, and The Bible.
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NOTE:  As of March 13, 2024 Fall Classes can be scheduled at the times you want them so if you see a class at a time that doesn't work for you, please contact us and we can reschedule that class.  Once classes start filling up in the summer times... 
Group Class

$34

weekly or $500 for 30 classes
2x per week, 15 weeks
50 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-6 learners per class

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