Constitutional Literacy Workbook only Author:Michael Farris In the United States, loyalty is not a matter of allegiance to a ruler, a flag, or even to our homeland. Loyalty is measured by faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution was formed by the Founding Fathers by the authority of the people, and it was expected that "We the People" would be vigilant to vote out of office... more » those leaders who fail in their sworn duty to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Yet for years, Americans have remained silent as the federal government takes more and more power for itself while encroaching on the freedoms of citizens.
In this important high-school-level course, Dr. Michael Farris brings the U.S. Constitution to life for modern Americans by examining these questions: What does the Constitution actually say? What does it mean? What were the Founders' intentions for this document? And how is it being interpreted to shape our laws and way of life today? This may be the most important course your student (and future voter) takes this year.
This high-quality spiral-bound workbook is the companion curriculum to the acclaimed 25-part DVD series. The workbook contains lesson plans, vocabulary, additional instruction, study questions, and writing assignments.
Michael Farris presents the Constitution as it was meant to be and understood to be -- that is, a document that provides a blueprint for a limited government, a document that provides freedom for the citizens of this great nation.
Professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law and former U.S. Magistrate Judge« less