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Living in the United States Complete Series

To help middle & high school students learn the basics of American government
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Product Type: Binders/Worksheets
Age-Appropriate: Secondary Reading Level: 3.0-4.5
Reproducible: yes
Author: Kristina Swann
Copyright: 2004

This comprehensive three-program series was designed for middle and high school students who need help learning the basics of American government.  The low reading level; sophisticated page layout; and up-to-date, age-appropriate visuals make the Student Texts and accompanying activities appealing to struggling readers. The standards-based programs are appropriate for on-level students, students with learning differences, and students and adults reading below grade level. The programs can stand alone or serve as supplements to existing teaching materials.

Class Set Includes
United States Government
  (10 Student Texts and 1 Teacher’s Binder)
United States Law
  (10 Student Texts and 1 Teacher’s Binder)
United States Citizenship
  (10 Student Texts and 1 Teacher’s Binder)

United States Government
The full-color, 64-page consumable text covers types of government, history of the U.S. government, political parties, the House of Representatives and the Senate, the President and Vice President, the cabinet, independent government agencies, the federal court system, and the Supreme Court. Text also covers state and local government, and more. Includes maps, charts, photos, and a glossary.

United States Law
The full-color, 48-page Student Text features four easy-to-read chapters that focus on the laws and court systems of the United States. Covers the basic structure and functions of the judicial branch of the U.S. government and the U.S. Supreme Court; the differences between trial courts and courts of appeals; jurisdiction; and the trial process and its participants, including plaintiff, prosecution, defendant, judge, witness, grand jury, and jury. Students will investigate important Supreme Court cases; learn how the juvenile justice system works; discover how laws about driving, drugs, and alcohol affect young people; understand search and seizure laws; and more. "You Decide" sections in the Student Text allow students to apply the law to "real-life" situations.

United States Citizenship
The full-color, 48-page Student Text features six easy-to-read chapters. Covers the freedoms and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Specifically, students will learn about the ways to become a citizen of the United States; the cultural makeup of the United States; principles of democracy; rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights such as due process rights; laws and important figures of the civil rights movement; voter qualifications such as citizenship, residence, and age; and more. Includes charts, photos, and a glossary.

Student Texts
The full-color, 48 - 64 page Student Texts feature easy-to-read text.

Teacher's Binders
The 110 to 170-page, reproducible Teacher’s Binders include student worksheets that reinforce each section of the Student Texts. Includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, crossword puzzle, short answer, and word search activities. Each also includes a quiz for each chapter, a final review, a final test, and complete answer keys.

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