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A comprehensive approach to the government of the United States

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US GOVERNMENT IS A YEAR-LONG COURSE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12.

One of the biggest factors in the success of the United States has been a great respect for democracy, which has continued to keep Americans safe and free. Our government is complex, and few students take the time to learn how this institution functions. This course begins with the foundational principles of government, surveys the various types of government, and traces the significant people, events and documents which were part of the American political heritage leading up to the creation of the United States of America. The course follows an article-by-article study of the Constitution and covers methods of Constitutional interpretation. Students explore the United Nations organization, U.S. foreign policy, and the impact of immigration and globalization on our nation. The course concludes with a lesson on citizenship and an individual research project on state and local governments. This course is available in Live Online format.

The Veritas Approach to Electives

Electives give students the opportunity to pursue particular interests. Core curricula such as Latin, Logic, Rhetoric, Math, and Science are essential to every student. Electives then allow students to pursue areas that interest them.

Veritas is excited to offer a growing collection of electives. We expect to add to the list often. Good subject matter that will complement the students’ overall education, good curricula along with a good plan, enough students interested in the topic, and a great teacher are all that’s needed to consider an elective.

And some electives can be taken for dual credit in 11th or 12th grade, giving students some of the hours they’ll need for a college degree.

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