iCitizen: Civic Literacy for Young Americans

At last! The second edition of iCitizen is complete! Offered as an online course, iCitizen: Civic Literacy for Young Americans will equip your student with the practical and historical knowledge every American needs to be an engaged citizen.

The course highlights the purpose of the Constitution, the structure of America’s government and economic system, the role of American diplomacy, expressions of patriotism, and provides an introduction to American parties and politics. Perfect as a half-credit, stand-alone civics course for high school students, iCitizen is also excellent preparation for accelerated middle school students. See the syllabus below for details or read the first chapter for free below!

Online or Print? While there is not a print edition at this time, the entire text of iCitizen, the syllabus, and the glossary can be printed as PDFs (about 300 single-side pages) should your student prefer to read iCitizen on paper. The quizzes and final exam are the only component that is "online only."

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Taking the Course

To start the course, simply click on the chapter you wish to read. If you do not wish to read the chapter online, you may print out a copy for yourself. See the syllabus for a suggested schedule of readings.

Once you have completed a chapter, review the material so you confidently grasp the main concepts, persons, events, and dates. Then click on the corresponding quiz to take that chapter's quiz. Remember, you can only take each quiz once.

At the completion of the course, review the overarching themes, paying special attention to how ideas in one chapter relate to ideas in other chapters. When you're ready, take the Final Exam.

Please note: With the purchase of this course, Generation Joshua grants the rights to use this course to one user. If you have more students, please purchase a copy for each user. To preserve your integrity and to support the mission of Generation Joshua, please respect this usage policy.

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