By John DeGree
This American Civics K-5 workbook curriculum answers what every citizen needs to know in a fun and engaging coloring book:
Through the first half of the 1900s, Americans understood that, while not perfect, our country represented liberty and promoted individual rights over state authority. There was a constant effort to reform society through peaceful means. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. American educational leaders are either ignorant of our history and its meaning, or, they are against the ideals of individual liberty and limited government. These leaders are successfully molding young students into believing that America is the center of everything that is evil.
- What does it mean to be an American?
- What is Americas heritage?
- What is the importance of the Declaration of Independence?
- How does the US government work according to the Constitution?
- How should a citizen behave in a free republic?
American students graduate high school and college without an understanding and appreciation of civics. Civics is the study of the duties and rights of a citizen, and in a republic, part of that study is an education in virtue. In a free republic, it is necessary for self-governing citizens to not only understand but also to appreciate and have a patriotic love of their country. If citizens of a free republic do not understand their rights, their country will not remain free. As John Adams wrote, Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Classical Historians American Civics fills a void in American education. It is an engaging and age-appropriate civics curriculum for elementary school students. It teaches Americas ancient and medieval heritage, the great story of its founding, the Constitution, and how the American government works, including the rights and duties of citizens. Beyond this, American Civics instructs children in the virtues citizens need to self-govern in a republic.
American educators are no longer engaged in the teaching of civics and training young minds about the freedoms citizens enjoy in a republic. There is little or no training in the universal concept of virtue, which is the moral excellence required of free citizens.
Classical Historians American Civics curriculum is the answer to teach your children the truth of Americas past, the meaning of our founding documents, how our Constitution works, and the virtues citizens need to live in and preserve a free society.
This is Book One in a series of books teaching elementary students American Civics.