New course to be available Fall, 2019!

Access

When you purchase this course, students receive online access for ten months beginning August 1, 2019, or from the purchase date if you purchase the course after that date. For your convenience, you can begin anytime, and complete on your schedule, at your pace.

Also, a separate username can be set up so that a parent/teacher can monitor the student’s progress and access the Teachers’ Guide materials. By default, the username and password you create during the checkout process will be used for student access. However, you can contact cathe@boundarystone.org to set up or change the usernames at any time. Creating separate teacher and student users will require two separate email addresses and usernames.

If you have questions or suggestions you can click on Feedback on the right side of any page at any time to contact us. We make it our priority to make sure your experience with our materials is as smooth as possible and we will respond in a timely manor.

Course Materials

These books are required for the online course.

  • Basic American Government., Clarence Carson, ISBN: 978-1-931789-19-6. You can purchase this at boundarystone.org or at Amazon.
  • The Law, Frederic Bastiat. This essay is an excellent discussion of the proper role of government and law. It is approximately 50 (5×8) pages long and you will read it between chapter 2 and 3 of the textbook.
    We used the page numbers from the version with ISBN: 978-0-89803-175-1 in the Study Guide. You can usually purchase this version at a very low price in paperback from fee.org.
    They also have a free pdf version on their website. which will have different page numbers than the ones listed in our Study Guide.

Course Description

The course divides the work into seven units and is designed to be completed in one semester.

Once you have begun the course, you can navigate around it at any time using the Course Navigation links in the right sidebar.

Evaluation

Your parent/teacher determines the grading requirements and could use some of the following components to determine the course grade.

  • For completion of reading assignments and videos.
  • For completion of Study Guide Review Questions in writing.
  • For the Course Project. One day most weeks is set aside to work on this.
  • For completion of Topic Quizzes by making at least a 70%.
  • Grades for the seven Unit Tests.

As long as students are logged in, using the Mark Complete buttons at the end of a topic will cause student progress to show graphically at the top of the page. Also, the teacher/parent can access a grades panel in order to see quiz and test scores and which lessons they have marked as complete.

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Quote to Ponder

Two wars necessitated vast curtailments of liberty, and we have grown, though grumblingly, accustomed to our chains. The increasing complexity and precariousness of our economic life have forced Government to take over many spheres of activity once left to choice or chance. Our intellectuals have surrendered first to the slave-philosophy of Hegel, then to Marx, finally to the linguistic analysts.

As a result, classical political theory, with its Stoical, Christian, and juristic key-conceptions (natural law, the value of the individual, the rights of man), has died. The modern State exists not to protect our rights but to do us good or make us good — anyway, to do something to us or to make us something. Hence the new name ‘leaders’ for those who were once ‘rulers’. We are less their subjects than their wards, pupils, or domestic animals. There is nothing left of which we can say to them, ‘Mind your own business.’ Our whole lives are their business.

— C.S. Lewis, 1958

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