US Government

Course Description:
Government is ordained by God and humanity is responsible to it. Responsible citizenship means more than just paying taxes. It means understanding the principles and practices of government. It also means defining your beliefs as to what good government is as informed by biblical principles. The United States Government course is designed to provide instruction on the principles and processes that shape our government. Students use activities such as a service project to examine citizen participation and its effect on the way we are governed. Students are challenged to use primary sources to interpret the founding principles of our government. Data analysis and simulations lead student to examine a variety of topics, including voting patterns, federal and state law and court decisions. As students progress through the course, they will gain a greater understanding on the history of the country’s beginnings, and knowledge of how government functions at the local, state and national levels, and the requirements of just government in the sight of God. In part, the Declaration of Independence asserts that, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” Make yours an informed consent.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Successful completion of English 1 is strongly recommended.

Grade Level:
10th-11th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • ½ credit – Full course (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:

The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

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