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Exploring Government

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Exploring Government is a one-semester high school course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover Federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week.

What the student is to do each day and each week is clearly outlined. The Unit Introduction page gives a brief overview of the unit, the lessons in that unit, and a suggestion for an activity that is relevant to that unit. Most of these activities are writing ideas, but some take a different form. The activities are designed to help the student think about and interact with the ideas that he or she is studying. Completing one daily lesson should take 30-60 minutes.

Our purpose in Exploring Government is to educate, to inspire, and sometimes to warn you concerning the governments of the United States, the individual states, and our local communities. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government.

The Exploring Government Curriculum Package includes two books:

  • Exploring Government, with 75 lessons divided into fifteen units of five lessons each.

  • We Hold These Truths, a collection of historic documents, essays, and speeches in American government.

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Look Inside

Exploring Government (Table of Contents, Introduction, How to Use This Curriculum, Unit 4 - Article I--Congress (Part 1), and Unit 12 - Taxing and Spending) View Online Download
We Hold These Truths (Table of Contents) View Online Download
Exploring Government Quiz and Exam Book (sample review questions, unit quiz, and exam) View Online Download

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What Parents Are Saying

"We have found the text to be very well written and we appreciate the work you put into it. The Christian perspective that you write from has been uplifting and has motivated us to pray more for our government." (Tennessee)

"I am using [Exploring Government] for the second time with son #2 who is a senior and am thrilled with how appropriate the information and [Ray's] wisdom is during this election year. I am so glad we have chosen to use your books for our sons." (Kentucky)

"I found your material to be nicely balanced between being challenging and yet doable--something that has been difficult to find in 15 years of teaching my children." (Iowa)

"Today my 11th grader exclaimed, 'I love this government book!' Never thought I'd hear those words. She says it's easy to understand and retain and I'm guessing it must not be boring as she had anticipated. Thank you!" (Ohio)

"My 15-year-old son and I have found your government course to be most enlightening and helpful. He told me that I should recommend this course to everyone I know, and I am." (New York)

"We are completely thrilled with the books. Each lesson is chock full of information, and the review questions and exams are excellent. . . . [My daughter] is receiving a high-quality education, with standards much higher than those found in public high schools." (Florida)

"My son has just started your American Government curriculum and we both love the style in which it is written. He understands what he is reading and everything is explained thoroughly. . . . Thanks for a great government curriculum from a Biblical viewpoint." (Georgia)

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About the AuthorRay Notgrass

Ray Notgrass holds a bachelor's degree in history and master's degrees in history and religion. He has written three other high school courses: Exploring America, Exploring World History, and Exploring Economics. Ray is also the coauthor of Tennessee and Georgia state history curricula.

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Exploring Government Curriculum Package

Exploring Government is a one-semester high school course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover Federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government. View Sample Lessons

Price $49.95
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Exploring Government Quiz and Exam Pack

The optional Quiz and Exam Book includes lesson review questions, weekly quizzes, and three exams. The pack includes a separate Answer Key. View Sample Questions

Price $7.95
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Exploring Government Student Quiz Pages

If you have more than one child using Exploring Government, you can purchase an additional set of lesson review questions, quizzes, and exams. These are loose pages without an Answer Key.
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Exploring Government Text

The Exploring Government text includes 75 lessons on Federal, state, and local government. View Sample Lessons
Price $32.95
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We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths is a collection of historic documents, essays, and speeches in American government. View the Table of Contents
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