First Quarter

August 28-30 -- America: A Unique Nation

September 3-6 Government Under God

September 9-13 The Shaping of the American Republic

September 16-20 writing American Government essay exams

September 23-October 4 U.S. Constitution

October 7-18 U.S. Congress

Second Quarter


October 21-25 Executive Branch

October 28-November 1 The Bureaucracy

November 4-8 Federal Judiciary

November 12-25 Bill of Rights and other Amendments

December Federalism and state constitutions



Third and Fourth Quarters


World Geography: See syllabus for weekly reading assignments


February 10-14: Far East