The Acellus U.S. Government course presents the history, theory, structure, and mechanics of the United States Government, as well as the responsibilities and impact of its citizens. Course topics include: Foundations of Government, Historical Foundations, Formation of the Constitution, Overview of the Constitution, Checks and Balances, Federalism, Bill of Rights and Amendments, Supreme Court Cases, Political Participation and Political Parties, Process of Elections and Influence of Mass Media, Public Policy and Interest Groups Acellus U.S. Government is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Internet access, Computer, paper, pencil, household items, and appropriate text.
Pacing of the content is set. The course content and LMS are available with the URL and personal password. Students can access course content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where the internet is accessible.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Attendance verified weekly by teacher.
- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Participation time will be recorded by weekly attendance and or cumulative progress.
- Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
- When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Estimated time to complete course is 50-100 hours. Teacher verification of participation weekly. Some form of weekly communication between student/parent and teacher via phone, zoom, email or in person.