American Government enables teachers and students alike to enjoy a strong connection between history and the present. The principles of the Constitution have deep historical application and are exemplified in the news every day. This course connects current events to constitutional principles as a foundation for writing and class simulations. In this course, students learn not what to think but how to think. Course materials and class discussions enable students to learn a process of thinking useful for effective communication and civic competency by examining issues from all sides in their historical context.