Let me ask you a questions.; When some says the word government, what generally happens soon after?
In today’s political climate, it seems almost impossible to get accurate, unbiased information about the principles that formed our nation’s system of government without starting a fight.
This course will talk all about the creation of the constitution using actual quotes from the very men who wrote it. It’ll guide you through each part of the constitution article by article and explain to you how this document lays out the foundation for our government and its function. It will also go through each of the 27 amendments to the constitution, telling you all about how the affect you personally.
Think of this course like a grand tour of our nation and its most important places. During it you’ll visit the battlefields of the American Revolution, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, The capitol, white house, and the Supreme Court, and to the archives where the bill of rights and amendments sit today.
This course was originally designed for teachers looking to pass their government requirements or for candidates for citizenship, but it's also great for students studying for the AP exam, and of course anyone who wants to learn more about our nation and its history!
I hope you’ll consider taking this course, and also hope you enjoy taking it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you.
The quiz covers the Preamble and the three branches of the federal government
This quiz covers Articles 4-7 of the Constitution
James Fester earned a B.A. in history from Cal State Long Beach and holds a teaching certificates in California. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has taught history to people of all ages for over 16 years. For the last 10 years he has taught U.S. History as a public school teacher. Currently, he works as a teacher coach helping teachers who are new to the profession begin their career successfully. In addition to teaching and developing blended-learning curriculum for K-12 schools, he has volunteered as an interpreter for both California State Parks, National Parks, and the County of San Diego.
In addition to his work in the classroom, he is a technology trainer and consultant who has presented to educators across the United States on topics ranging from Google Apps, Project-Based Learning, and many other topics. He is Google Certified, a Common Sense Media Digital Ambassador, an Apple Teacher, and is currently service as president of the NorthBay chapter of CUE.
When he's not in the classroom, James works as a guide for a company specializing in using our nation's national parks as science classrooms. He's led students from multiple states into parks like Yellowstone, Shenandoah, and Grand Teton.
He also writes on a number of topics relating to history and technology. Currently, he is developing a podcast on historic landmarks in California and across the U.S.