At its inception in 1787, the new U.S. constitutional government began with the premise that people could successfully rule themselves. But could this form of government endure, or would it fail, as did the democratic Greek city-states and the Roman Republic? Will our departure from the principles upon which we were founded be the death of our civilization?
A Noble Experiment is built around primary source documents and the classic film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, this student- directed conservative approach to government combines DVD instruction with a consumable Student Activity Book and a CD of teacher materials. These materials include a course outline, course syllabus, primary source readings, reading-based activities, DVD lessons, assessments, a grade book, answer keys, and DVD lesson transcripts, which collectively meet all national standards for high school civics and government.
With its unique and interesting approach to the subject matter, we trust students will enjoy studying the foundations, principles, and organization of our government. Students will explore the political heritage which impacted our nation, study the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and discuss contemporary issues affecting our nation such as immigration and globalization.