- This course is designed to be completed in one semester, or approximately eighteen weeks.
- There are four Units that each end with a Unit Test. Each Unit lasts between four to five weeks.
- Each Unit consists of two Modules that are divided into daily lessons with videos, readings and interactive online activities.
- The Semester Overview document below shows the flow of the course on one page.
- A Study Guide (with suggested answers in the Teacher’s Guide) and Topic Quizzes are provided to make sure students are grasping the most important information on a regular basis.
- Four Unit Tests are provided to evaluate progress.
- An optional Research Project activity is provided and one day in most weeks is set aside for this.
You can navigate around the course at any time using the Module and Lesson links in the sidebar.
When you purchase this course, students receive online access for at least ten months beginning August 1, 2019 or your purchase date, whichever is later. You can complete the course on your schedule, at your pace.
Included in the price of the textbook/course, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 use the Contact form at the bottom of the Course page at any time to contact us. Also, there is usually a chat module that you can click on in the lower right corner to live chat when we are online. If we are not online, it will send and email to us and we will respond as soon as possible. We make it our priority to make sure your experience with our materials is as smooth as possible and we will respond in a prompt manor.
The parent/teacher determines the grading requirements and could use any of the following components to determine the course grade. They may decide whether to grade each of these or give you credit for completing some of these assignments.
- Reading assignments and videos.
- Answering Study Guide Review Questions in writing.
- Position Paper assignments.
- Chapter/Topic Quizzes by making at least a 70%.
- Unit Tests (4).
- Research Project.
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 and download quiz and test scores and to see 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.