“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?” (George Washington)
As home educators, we have a lot of freedom in the curriculum choices we make. We also carry the full responsibility for the education of our children. Understanding government is a vital part of that education, as you may be painfully aware if you try to keep up with current events. Today I’m sharing what I consider to be a well-rounded government and civics course suitable for high school.
This is not a blog post about how to earn a high school credit. This is about equipping future adults to understand their government fully. By the time your students finish studying the resources I share here, they will have earned far more than a single high school credit, and they will be knowledgeable as adults, citizens, taxpayers, and voters.