HIS1201: Government

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This semester-long course will evaluate the foundation of American Government and focus on training students to be effective citizens. The course will pay particular attention to the purpose and roles of government officials and organizations and will emphasize the United States Constitution. Students will learn the importance of government as a way of restraining sin, preserving order, and protecting the life, liberty, and property of all individuals.




Module 1: Constitutional Government & the US Constitution

  • Week 1: Constitutional Government
  • Week 2: Quiz & the US Constitution
  • Week 3: The Constitution (continued)
  • Week 4: The Constitutional Convention Project
  • Week 5: Test: Constitutional Government & the US Constitution

Module 2: Federalism, Political Campaigns, & Elections

  • Week 6: Federalism and Political Campaigns
  • Week 7: Voting and Citizenship
  • Week 8: Test: Federalism, Political Campaigns & Elections
  • Week 9: Exam: Quarter 1

Module 3: Federal, State, & Local Government

  • Week 10: The Federal Government
  • Week 11: The Supreme Court and Virginia Government
  • Week 12: Assessments: Federal, State & Local Government

Module 4: Federalist No. 10, Public Policy, & Basic Economics

  • Week 13: Federalist No. 10 Guided Reading
  • Week 14: Public Policy
  • Week 15: Current Events in Foreign Policy Project
  • Week 16: Basic Economics
  • Week 17: Test: Federalist No. 10, Public Policy & Basic Economics
  • Week 18: Exam: Quarter 2

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