Examine a wide range of governmental practices in the United States
Units cover the origins of the United States government, the Constitution, the presidency, the Supreme Court, Congress, domestic and foreign policy, state and local government, and participation in government.
Section review questions reinforce understanding.
End-of-chapter reviews include multiple-choice questions, essays, document-based questions, and critical thinking skills exercises.
Skills Exercises develop the essential skills students need to acquire, organize, and use information and to communicate their own views effectively.
Maps, illustrations, photographs, political cartoons, graphs, and diagrams present concepts and information visually.
Feature boxes discuss topics ranging from Patrick Henry’s patriotism to the First Amendment and hate speech to the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
Appendices include the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution and summaries of landmark Supreme Court cases.
Teacher Package includes a Teacher Manual and an Assessment component with lesson plans, unit tests, answer keys and related nonfiction and fiction books for extended learning