Branches of U.S. Government

  • SOC-981
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.92 out of 5 stars

Explore the structure and functions of the United State government's three policymaking institutions: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Focus is placed on the role of each branch in developing public policy and on exploring the checks and balances that are intended to limit each institution. Students will also develop skills to effectively teach this topic in the classroom and align lessons to teaching, Common Core, and content standards. This course addresses the Common Core Standards for Literacy and Writing in History/Social Studies, the NCSS College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, the CCE National Standards for Civics and Government, the NCHS U.S. History Standards and the NCHS World History Standards.  

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

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