I wanted to share something that has been great for me as a
someone who teaches government. I'm currently using a
program called "Lessons on American Government"
(reproducible lessons published by Learning Center USA) in
my classes. It has been a tremendous help. You can use
these materials exclusively throughout the year, or you can
mix in the lessons with some of your own ideas. I use it
right along with the textbook, but there's also a lot of
information in the lessons themselves. I'd be lost without
If you go to learningcenterusa.net and click on "American
Government" you can get more info. I'd highly recommend
checking it out if you're in need of a great resource for
teaching US government. You don't have to buy the whole
program (there are 7 parts/lesson books)....although I did
because that way you can get it on CD and it covers the
whole course. Without a doubt, it's the best money I've
ever spent for my classroom. These lessons do a great job
of keeping my students awake and involved during class.
There are also other programs available for US history,
world history, etc. If anyone actually benefits from this
recommendation, I'd be interested to know.
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