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Middle School Civics, Government & Economics Curriculum

Middle School Civics, Government & Economics Curriculum
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A middle school civics curriculum is designed to teach students what their duties and responsibilities are as American citizens. Oftentimes, middle school civics will also include a government and economics curriculum which allows students to explore the branches of government, the U.S. constitution, the political process, and more.

What do You Teach in Civics, Government and Economics?

A middle school civics and government and economics curriculum teaches students numerous social studies concepts. Students will learn about each of these areas individually, as well as how all three come together to form a society. This includes teaching why civics is important,  how to be good citizens, how the U.S. government works, as well as its structure on various levels, and the fundamentals of economics, just to name a few.

An important aspect of teaching civics, government, and economics is to provide real-world examples so that students can make personal connections and enhance their understanding of complex concepts.

Learning Objectives for Civics, Government and Economics

This year, there are various learning objectives for both middle school civics and your child’s government and economics curriculum. Achieving these objectives will help your child gain a thorough understanding of various social studies concepts and prepare them for more advanced learning in the years to come.

Some of these learning objectives include the following:

  • Identify the reasons for taking a census.
  • Explain the purpose of government.
  • Identify different types of democracies.
  • Describe the structure of the Constitution.
  • Describe landmark cases heard by the Supreme Court.
  • Understand citizenship and the responsibilities of citizens.
  • Understand how the Constitution can be adapted/amended over time to fit an ever changing society.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Civics, Government and Economics?

Time4Learning’s homeschool civics curriculum introduces students to the rights and duties of citizenship, while the government and economics curriculum gives them an understanding of the concepts and philosophies that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution as well as the structure of the U.S. government.

As students build their social studies knowledge, the Time4Learning curriculum also enhances their literacy skills with domain-specific vocabulary and reading assignments. In addition, they’ll be able to make real-world connections as well as interact with maps, graphs, videos, and more to gain a deeper understanding of the material.

There are tons of benefits for both parents and students when they choose Time4Learning’s civics curriculum. Our comprehensive, award-winning curriculum makes learning middle school civics and government and economics fun with our interactive lessons and engaging activities.

Below are some more reasons why families choose Time4Learning’s middle school civics curriculum:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Our civics curriculum is built on the national civics and economic standards.
  • Included reading and writing activities help reinforce literacy skills while students learn social studies.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping helps parents easily create homeschool portfolios.
  • Access to a year’s worth of curriculum eliminates the need to find material elsewhere.
  • Curriculum calculators help students plan for the year and work independently.
  • Students can progress at their own pace and move up to the next course or change to the previous course anytime.
  • Our video lessons include closed-captioning to ensure students with different learning abilities are supported.
As a Supplement
  • Flexible, 24/7 access means students can log in anytime, including summertime, after school, and/or on weekends.
  • Lesson plans allow members to easily and quickly locate specific topics and lessons.
  • Members have the option to pick and choose which subjects, lessons and topics their child needs to work on and skip those they don’t.
  • Students can repeat lessons for further understanding and retake tests and quizzes.
  • Online format eliminates the need to drive to a tutor or learning center.
  • No contracts mean that members can use the curriculum as long as their children need to and cancel at any time.
  • Direct-instruction videos, independent practice, appealing visuals, written and spoken materials for different types of learners.

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