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American Government

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In this unit, we begin our discussion of the framework of American Government. Part history and part political science, in this unit we’ll discuss the historic forces that shaped our federal government as well as how our government works.

 

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The Social Contract

socialcontractIn our current unit, we begin to discuss and constructour 7th/8th grade team’s social contract. A Social Contract is “an agreement between the members of a group where each person  identifies the duties and responsibilities of the people involved.” In order to help us succeed in our goals, we will work towards consensus in creating the agreement that we use to govern our 7th/8th grade team.

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Howard Zinn and Big Think

Click here to listen to one of the most influential and popular contemporary U.S. historians.

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 was an activist, historian, political scientist, social critic, playwright, and  author of the bestseller A People’s History of the United States(more…)

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