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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 this stuff.

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 m...See More
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Sara I did end up ordering one of the government books (part 1) that you recommended and have already used one of the lessons in class. It went really well and my kids enjoyed the activity. The follow-up quizzes are handy too....looking forward to using more of the lessons in this book and will likely be buying more parts of the series as time goes on. ...See More
Nov 16, 2011
historyteacher These look interesting. I wonder if you could describe what sorts of activities are included? I wish there was a sample to look at before purchasing.

On 10/26/11, Joseph wrote: > 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 America...See More
Jan 1, 2012
Don't be lazy I'm always amazed at how teachers are impressed with this kind of stuff (assuming these posts are real and not bogus). Years ago I purchased these "lessons" for both US History and Government, because I was a new teacher teaching 5 preps and had no mentor or any kind of help in any way. They were somewhat useful at the time, but to be honest, if yo...See More
Jan 9, 2012
Erik S. If you're looking for eBooks with activities & worksheets for history/government, GoEd Online has many to choose from that are much more affordable.

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On 10/26/11, Joseph wrote: > I wanted to share something that has been great for me as a > someone who teaches government. I'm currently using a > program ...See More
Jan 13, 2012
Joseph Sorry I did not see your post until now. As far as what kinds of activities are included...it's hard for me to describe because there are so many different ones and there's nothing I can think of to really compare them to. Many of the lessons are great at involving the class in a group activity. There are fun contests and games that you can do with...See More
Jan 25, 2012


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