United States Government

Half Year Course – Fall; 90 minutes

The author states: “Exploring Government is a one-semester high school course. Lessons cover Federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government.” (Note: This course is designed for students in grades 9-12.)

Prerequisite(s): N/A


  • Exploring Government, 2016 EDITION, Ray Notgrass
  • We Hold These Truths, 2016 EDITION, Ray Notgrass
  • Note that these are usually sold as a set. Make sure to buy the 2016 edition! It is hardcover (not paperback, like previous editions) and has a picture of the U.S. Capitol building against a blue sky on the cover. Students do NOT need to purchase the Quiz and Exam pack.

Required Materials:

  • three-ring binder with paper
  • pencils

Additional Fee: $10

Instructor: Doreen Ashley

Revised: 14 April 2023