U.S. Government (Social Studies)

What a year to learn about how our government works. So many current event topics, I could easily spend a year or more on them.


This course will provide an overview of how the government of the United States is supposed to function, and how it actually does function. We’ll be learning about the branches of government, politics, elections, political parties, and more.

We will discuss current events and how the actions of today will affect politics in the future.

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Presidential debates, Presidential State of the Union Address, 2017 Presidential Inauguration.




Crash Course US Government and Politics videos -YouTube

TED-Ed videos

Keith Hughes videos-YouTube

Tom Richey videos-YouTube


Documentaries/ Television:

13th (Netflix)

PBS Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Jesus Camp

The West Wing



Current Event Topic Discussions:

HBO John Oliver Last Week Tonight

PBS News Hour

NPR News Articles


Reading List:

(I have our reading list picked and will add here as we go.)


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