US Government offers students a comprehensive examination of this country’s government. Students explore the evolution of American democracy, from its birth in the eighteenth century to the expansive role of federal, state, and local governments today. The course covers topics such as changes to the Constitution, the function of the Supreme Court, the structure of Congress, and the importance of the media. The course explores the relationship between the political parties and lobbyists, and the process of monitoring and funding federal elections. Students investigate the roles of state and local governments and their impact on citizens’ daily lives. At the end of this course, students have a knowledge of and appreciation for the workings and history of the US government and understand its impact on American society.
Unity Poster [Mastery Project]
HOW DO YOU UNITE AN AUDIENCE AROUND A MESSAGE?
Because of your expertise in rhetorical appeals, you have been hired as a consultant for a youth group participating in the upcoming Breaking the Sound Barrier rally. Your project is to submit a poster design that will illuminate and unite an audience around a cause important to young people today. The group will carry your poster during the rally, so it is crucial you apply each of the three rhetorical appeals in a creative way to capture the audience’s attention and get your message across. Your submission will include an original poster and a statement explaining your use of rhetorical appeals to unite an audience.
Court Ruling [Mastery Project]
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH?
A local television station is paying tribute to landmark court decisions and is looking for historians to submit short documentaries about specific influential cases. Following the Action Project Rubric, select a ruling you feel is significant and create a short presentation about the case and its significance today.