Three Branches of Government: The U.S. Constitution for Students Ages 7-12

This course will examine the United States Constitution and explore the history behind the document. Students will learn about the various articles in the document and why they have important ramifications on our state and federal governments.

The formation of our government came out of the revolution against Britain. The U.S. Constitution was written to create a unified system of equal states while balancing various issues through debate and compromise. Students will discuss answers to the following questions: What does the Constitution say about creating government? Why does the Constitution allow for changes to be made? How do changes get proposed, and what process do they take? What are the intentions of the Bill of Rights? Students will review cases in which the Constitution and the amendments were challenged and how those challenges affected the law.

Live Classes: Fridays, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from the week of January 10th to the week of May 9th

Student Expectations: Students will be expected to to complete assignments.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be given on the assignments.

Materials/Supplies: All reading materials will be available on the internet.

Prerequisites: None

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