This course is unique. There is no other course like it available to the American high school student. It unites history, philosophy, and what we call 'civics' in a dynamic blend of narrative and argument. As much as possible it deploys original sources and fundamental texts, and the writing of the authors endeavors to match, as their capacities allowed, the thoughtfulness and elegance of the authors who inspired us.
Declaration Statesmanship has been designed as a one semester (14 week) course in American Government or Civics for eleventh or twelfth grade students. The authors have tried throughout the course to direct the students' attention to the writings and documents of the time, many of which are quoted at length in the textbook, while others are contained in the accompanying Book of Readings.
The course presumes that the student has already completed a course in American history.
260-page illustrated Student Text. The 114-page Teacher's Manual includes lesson plans, detailed teacher strategies, answers to review questions, comments on the text, and reproducible quizzes and tests. The 292-page compilation, Book of Readings, saves the purchase of additional books. Set of three books.
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