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High School Government class: Help...Suggestions for homeschool

I'm trying to come up with suggestions for my daughter to study for government. She doesn't really like the text book I got her, so I'm trying to find online sources and alternative ideas.

Thanks!



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Textbook material for High School

Long Hair,

I am in the process of completing textbook material relating to Constitutional work of the monerary system, property rights, & state - individual sovereignty.

There will be more material coming out.

Check the following site(see below) Books are listed on this site

www.constitutionliberty.com

You can email me at: sampearce@yahoo.com

Regards,

Samuel Pearce

Campaignforliberty.com has an

Campaignforliberty.com has an education tab that has links to dozens of video lessons...also mises.org travels the country givng highschool seminars....awesome stuff

"...the most memorable concern of mankind
is the guts it takes to
face the sunlight again."-Charles Bukowski

Yes, lots of good stuff at Campaign for Liberty site

I never knew that!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Bob Murphy

Lessons for the Young Economist is a great high school level textbook. Teacher's manual also available for free.

One needs to understand how markets work in order to have be able to correctly critique government intervention, and to correctly interpret history.

http://mises.org/document/5706/Lessons-for-the-Young-Economist

http://mises.org/document/6867/Lessons-for-the-Young-Economi...

Maybe these will help

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?section=constitution&page=...
http://www.truedemocracy.net/td13/contents.html
http://www.criticalthinking.org/
http://www.khanacademy.org/
http://www.garynorth.com/public/7833.cfm
http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Quigley_Anglo_American_Es...
http://thezog.wordpress.com/

My personal favorite and a source of incredible knowledge that teaches participants how to think critically using the trivium and quadtrivium methods of learning. The podcasts of John Taylor Gatto are outstanding.
https://www.tragedyandhope.com/

Good luck, hope this helps.

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&list=FL4wdZ0dK3HG...

Wow! This is extensive!

These will help me greatly!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

How about...

How about Michael Badnarik's Constitution class?

First video here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nOMbfsgZ9s

make it practical

Give her a "speeding ticket" or some other "ticket" and tell her she has to find three different ways to beat it. and let her know she has all of the internet and library to figure it out.

Also if she has a computer (and old computer works great for this) make her learn about it by giving it a real viris (make sure to back up all data first) and making her get rid of it herself, let her know she can use all of the internet to figure it out.

What do you want her to know?

All I remember from h.s. gov't class is watching "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". As an adult I have learned about primaries and general elections, caucuses, delegates, precinct committee positions, Robert's Rules of Order, etc. If she were to research a strategy for Ron Paul to win the Presidency, she would know more than most Americans about how our political system works.

"5000 Year Leap" and "Making of America" do a good job explaining our Constitution

Richard Maybury has a series of "Uncle Eric" books that are easy to understand discussions of government, law, and economics.

You might be interested in AmblesideOnline.org, looking at the gov't and economics suggestions for grades 9-11. Many of the suggested readings are open-source and linked to directly from the page. (this link takes you to the 10th grade page, look on the left side for links to other grade levels.)
http://www.amblesideonline.org/10bks.shtml#gov

If you want a more structured class, I would recommend Williamsburg Academy's government class. This is an accredited online high school and I can vouch for the quality of instruction. Classes can be taken live, where she interacts with other students and the teacher, or recorded. http://www.wacademy.org/curric/social-studies/government-eco...

Who wrote Making of America?

and thanks for all the great suggestions!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

W. Cleon Skousen

There are additional resources at the National Center for Constitutional Studies website, including a quiz.
http://www.nccs.net/constitution/index.html

Mises.org

www.Mises.org has High School lectures, and free books online.

Free includes debt-free!

Some Resources

This has videos, games, things to read etc. It's not from the "Ron Paul" viewpoint and not everything they say is 100% correct, but I think it's important for kids to know what others believe, too, and then we discuss.
http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/

This site has free courses (although some go along with a text book). It has lots of good resources:
http://www.courserepository.org/

Here are more resources/classes from Annenberg, including a video series on current Constitutional issues:
http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html

This is a free on-line class done by Hillsdale College (which is conservative). It tends to get very good reviews:
http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/

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Tom Woods' recently-announced

online history course will be absolute dynamite for all ages
http://www.dailypaul.com/225651/tom-woodss-liberty-classroom...

Give this a look

http://www.garynorth.com/public/6442.cfm

My teenagers loved Bastiat's "The Law".

This is GREAT!

Thanks!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Here's a free version of "The

Here's a free version of "The Law."
http://fee.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/thelaw-2008.pdf

It is the only book I can remember Ron ever recommending, so of course I had to read it.

Every human on earth would do well to read this book once a year.