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					                              The Land of Fair Play - A Four Day Schedule
                                                  Slower Pace


            This is a slower paced schedule for middle school students. Many home school families will want to have their students
                                     answer the questions orally rather than having them wirte each answer.


Note: Some chapters have numerous setions. Questions for all sections are found at the end of the chapter.

                    Day One                           Day Two                           Day Three                           Day Four
                                                Read Appendix 1 – The Constitution of the United States
 WEEK 1




                Preamble - Article I                             Article II - Article VII                           Amendments and Notes

                                         Over the next two weeks, memorize the Preamble to the US Constitution

                                                Write a letter to your
             Read Appendix 4 – Writing                                          Chapter One - The Spirit of       Chapter Two - The Captain, the
 WEEK 2




                                            Congressman or Senator on any
                  Public Officials                                                       America                     Umpire, and the Rules
                                              issue that matters to you.

                                                Memorize the Preamble to the US Constitution by Friday.
 WEEK 3




                                                                                Chapter Five - The Laws of
              Chapter Three - The Team       Chapter Four - Majority Rule
                                                                                  Freedom and Fair Play
 WEEK 4




                                                                        Discuss with your parent why the duties listed in Chapter Seven are
                                             Chapter Seven - The Duties
           Chapter Six - The Constitution                               important and how our shirking these responsibilities would affect
                                                  of an American
                                                                        our nation.
 WEEK 5




                                                                          Find a book at the library    Chapter Nine - The President,
                                            Read the article about George
            Chapter Eight - Home Rule                                     about the presidents and read    Section 1 - Terms and
                                                    Washington
                                                                          it over the next few weeks.             Powers
 WEEK 6




           Chapter Nine - The President,         Make a chart showing - What responsibilities are given to the Federal Government by the
             Section 2 - The Cabinet                                           Constitution? The State?
 WEEK 7




           Chapter Nine - The President, Chapter Nine - The President, Chapter Nine - The President, Chapter Nine - The President,
             Section 3 - Other Offices     Section 4 - Civil Service   Section 5 - Legislative Powers Section 6 - Judicial Power
 WEEK 8




           Chapter Nine - The President,
                                                                               Chapter Nine - The President, Look up answers to at least
           Section 7 - Election and Noah           Noah Webster
                                                                                         five of the Questions for Discussion
                      Webster
 WEEK 9




                                                                             Find out who you representative and Senators are. Visit one of
            Chapter Ten - Congress,           Chapter Ten - Congress,
                                                                             their local offices, if possible. If you have not received a response
           Section 1 - The Two Houses           Section 2 - Powers
                                                                             form the letter written in Week One, write them again.
 WEEK 10




             Chapter Ten - Congress,          Chapter Ten - Congress,                                              Chapter Eleven - The Federal
             Section 3 - Organization         Questions for Discussion                                                        Courts




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WEEK 11
                                           Make a chart showing - The Chapter 13 - What the Nation Chapter 13 - What the Nation
          Chapter 12 - The Three branches
                                          three branches and what they  Does For Us, Section 1 -   Does For Us, Section 2 - The
                of Our Government
                                                    do for us.           Fundamental Services            Lesser Services
WEEK 12




          Chapter 14 - The Government Chapter 14 - The Government                                              Chapter 14 - The Government
           of a State, Section 1 - The of a State, Section 2 - County                                          of a State, Section 3 - Village
                      State                      and Town                                                                 and City
WEEK 13




                 Chapter 14 - The Government of a State, Questions for Discussion - Find the answers to all of the quesitons.


             Visit your local court house or attend a town meeting or school board meeting in the next few weeks. Report on what you learned.
WEEK 14




          Chapter 15 - What the State        Chapter 15 - What the State       Chapter 15 - What the State Write a letter to the editor of
           Does for Us, Section 1 -           Does for Us, Section 2 -           Does for Us, Section 3    your local paper about a local
            Through State Officials               Through the City                Through the Village      issue that matters to you.
WEEK 15




          Chapter 15 - What the State                                          Chapter 15 - What the State
          Does for Us, Section 4 - The                                         Does for Us, Questions for
                 Rural Districts                                                       Discussion
WEEK 16




          Chapter 16 - Political Parties     Chapter 16 - Political Parties Chapter 16 - Political Parties Chapter 16 - Political Parties
          and Elections, Section 1 - A        and Elections, Section 2 - and Elections, Section 3 - The and Elections, Section 4 - The
                 Sacred Duty                           Parties               Primary and Nominations               Campaign
WEEK 17




          Chapter 16 - Political Parties     Chapter 16 - Political Parties
                                                                               Chapter 16 - Political Parties and Elections, Questions for
           and Elections, Section 5 -         and Elections, Section 6 -
                                                                                                       Discussion
           Registration and Election             Direct Government

             Chapter 17 - Taxation,
WEEK 18




                                                Chapter 17 - Taxation,           Chapter 17 - Taxation,
             Government Must Take
                                               Section 2 - The National        Section 3 - State and Local
             Before It Can Give and
                                                        Taxes                             Taxes
            Section 1 - The Taxpayer
WEEK 19




          Chapter 18 - Courts and Trials,
                                             Chapter 18 - Courts and Trials,                                    Chapter 18 - Courts and Trials,
          Section 1 - The Two Kinds of
                                             Section 2 - The Criminal Trial                                        Section 3 - Civil Trails
                       Laws
WEEK 20




           Chapter 18 - Courts and Trials,
                                             Chapter 18 - Courts and Trials,
          Section 4 - Common and Statute                                     James Madison
                                               Questions for Discussion
                        Law
WEEK 21




                                         Chapter Nineteen - The Making
          Chapter Nineteen - The Making
                                        of the Constitution, Questions for                                      Chapter 20 - Your Government
               of the Constitution
                                                   Discussion
WEEK 22




                                                                                                                   Appendix Three - The
           Appendix Two - Answer all questions. make a chart summarizing the various forms of government
                                                                                                                Christian Origins of American
                                            mentioned in this appendix.
                                                                                                                      Civil Government




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