The third edition of the FreedomCourse™ will be available in the fall of 2020 in printed workbooks (Teacher’s and Student) and in a software application.  The four founding documents are included:  The Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, and the U.S. Constitution (including the Bill of Rights).  The full course has 20 sessions (allowing for quizzes and final exam).  Also, the course is available in three 8-session modules.  The course is designed for high school students and Advanced Placement middle school students.

 

      FreedomCourse™ Contents

Session 1 -  The Spirit of the American Revolution:  America’s Founding Principles

 

Session 2 - Declaration of Independence, Purpose of Government, Natural Rights

       Activity – Map of the First Colonies / States

       Declaration of Independence (full text)

 

Session 3 – The Declaration of Independence (cont.) and Causes of Revolution

       Activity – Revolutionary War Events

       Activity – "Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration" (YouTube video)

         Quiz 1

 

Session 4 – Freedom Requires a Free Market and a Healthy Culture

 

Session 5 – Articles of Confederation

       Activity – What’s the Problem? - Articles of Confederation, Land Claims

       Articles of Confederation (full text)

 

Session 6 – The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

                       Northwest Ordinance (full text)

 

Session 7 – The Constitutional Convention and Preamble of the U.S. Constitution

       Activity - U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

       U.S. Constitution (full text)

 

Session 8 – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Sections 1-8

       Activity – Constitutional Advisor

 

Session 9 – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Sections 9 and 10

       Activity – Legislative Powers of Congress

 

Session 10 – U.S. Constitution, Article II, and the President

       Activity - U.S. Constitution Word Puzzle

 

Session 11 – U.S. Constitution, Articles III to VII

 

Session 12 – Review of the U.S. Constitution

       Quiz 2

 

Session 13 – Ratification Debates

 

Session 14 – Amendment Process; Bill of Rights, Amendments I-X (full text)

       List of Amendments XI to XXVII

 

Session 15 – Bill of Rights Discussion

       Activity I – Match the Amendment to the Description

       Activity II – Identify which Amendment Was Violated

 

Session 16 – Amendments IX and X, Federalism

Session 17 – How the Constitution Safeguards the Rights and Freedom of Americans

 

Session 18 – Why We Must Constantly Guard the Constitution Against Threats

        Quiz 3

 

Session 19 – Final Review

 

Session 20 – Final Exam / Scoring

        Appendix A – NCSS Standards Session Cross Reference

        Appendix B – National Council for the Social Studies Standards (NCSS)

        Appendix C – Quizzes and Exams (blanks for duplication in the printed workbooks)

 

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