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Government 101: A Beginner's Guide to the Federal Government Review by Christine Field

Laura Petrisin
PO Box 771
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Are you looking for a crash course in how the federal government functions? Government 101 by Laura Petrisin may be your answer! Consisting of a teacher's guide/answer key, worksheets, suggested activities, and a final exam, this learning packet takes your student on a journey through our government. Written to be homeschool friendly, your student will learn the basics of the three branches of government and how a bill becomes a law, as well as some practical information on how to affect the legislative process.

At a retail price of $8.50, plus $2.50 for shipping, this is an inexpensive, efficient way to cover the topic with your student, either as a unit study or a stand-alone government study. You will still need to research your state and local governments for a more thorough coverage of the topic, but this packet is a great starting point.

-- Product Review by: Christine Field, Senior Correspondent, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine