The most trusted and authoritative program in the nation! Magruder’s is recognized for its clear, well-written narrative using a variety of methods to make content accessible to all students.
Designed on the Understanding by Design (UbD) model - the core of the UbD framework is the goal that students achieve understanding of ideas-not just for “the test,” but for life
Each chapter begins with an Essential Question that frames the lesson and drives students to unlock the answer
Guiding Questions and Checkpoints drive learning and ensure understanding
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Magruder’s American Government was developed to incorporate the Understanding by Design (UbD) model. UbD is enduring understanding and transfer of learning where the important ideas or core processes that have lasting value throughout your child’s life. The carefully constructed Essential Questions guide learning while helping children explore concepts, build knowledge, and transfer ideas throughout their lesson and into the real world. Essential Questions are provocative questions designed to engage interest and guide inquiry into the important ideas.
The Student Edition introduces each lesson with an Essential Question supporting the main idea that will be conveyed in the text. Proceeding into the lesson, your child will be presented with guided instruction through Guiding Questions. Checkpoints throughout the text help your child monitor their understanding of the material they are reading. Cumulative reviews are found at the end of each unit. Additionally, the student book features a lesson review at the end of each chapter that summarizes the chapter’s main concepts. The student book is aligned with the student journal to complete the learning experience.
The Essential Questions Student Journal is designed to help your child explore the big ideas of the course and develop their understanding through activities. The Essential Questions from the chapter set up the Student Journal to help children reflect, interact and write about their experiences as they explore the material.
The Essential Questions Student Journal Answer Key provides the answers for all Student Journal activities while providing suggestions for assessing Writer’s Workshop essays and offering extra guidance for working with Essential Questions.
The Teacher’s Edition provides everything needed to teach the course. The teacher’s edition provides lesson plans around a reduced version of the student text, annotated with the answers. The included lesson plans identify each lesson’s goals and provide instruction direction along with ideas to stimulate discussion, promote critical thinking, tailor instruction to diverse needs, and assess understanding and provide additional support as needed. The main lesson plan sections include:
Essential Questions- Addresses the main idea of each chapter to promote inquiry, foster a deeper understanding, and provokes lively debate
Guiding Questions – Questions to monitor understanding while your child reads the text
Lesson Goals - List of key concepts each section
Teach - Lesson instruction notes with discussion ideas and information on tailoring instruction to meet diverse needs
Assess and Remediate - Questions to monitor your child’s understanding of the material
Chapter Assessments – Cumulative, in-depth questions about the chapter’s key concepts and objectives
This curriculum has been modified specifically for homeschool families. At times, there may be references to print or digital components that are not included within the homeschool bundle. This will not hinder your child's successful completion of the course.
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