UXL Civics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573029661
  • ISBN-13: 9781573029667
  • DDC: 320.473071
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 795 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released May 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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UXL Civics supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula in its three full-color, thematically arranged volumes. Volume 1: American Government covers the foundations and structures of local and state government as well as the three federal branches, the role of political parties and other entities that influence the government, and the intersection of government and the economy. Volume 2: Rights, Liberties, and Obligations addresses the meaning of citizenship and basic democratic values as well as the U.S. Constitution, citizens' civil rights and responsibilities, and the civil rights movement. Volume 3: U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Affairs provides an overview of its evolution over time, notes key players and institutions, describes military aid and intervention, intergovernmental agencies, and the role of the United States in the global economy and international humanitarian efforts.

Each chapter begins with guided reading questions to encourage critical thinking and includes suggestions for individual and group activities. Primary sources, full-color photos and graphics, and concise glossaries accompany the narrative and a comprehensive subject index and resource guide in each volume enhance access. The fourth volume is a Teacher's Guide with additional curriculum support.

UXL Civics: Teacher's Guide offers additional curriculum support in the form of bulleted lists summarizing the main ideas for each chapter; guided reading questions to encourage critical thinking; Common Core, state standards and national social studies standards alignments for each chapter; student activities and lesson plans for each chapter, including reading prompts, debate topics, and mock trial activities; and chapter-specific bibliographies.

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Features and Benefits

  • Primary sources.
  • Group and individual activities.
  • Glossary.
  • Full-color photographs, maps, charts, and graphs.
  • Bibliography for further research at the end of each chapter.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573029629 | ISBN-13: 9781573029629


“Like other UXL sets, these volumes feature excellent supporting documentation and ancillary materials. . . . Ample color photographs and visual aids complement the material and add to reader interest. These are suitable for both in-class use and inclusion in reference libraries.”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

Volume 1: American Government.
Chapter 1: In the Beginning.
Chapter 2: The Three Branches of Government.
Chapter 3: Political Parties and Elections.
Chapter 4: Influencing Factors on Government.
Chapter 5: Government and the Economy.
Volume 2: Rights, Liberties, and Obligations.
Chapter 1: Citizenship.
Chapter 2: The U.S. Constitution.
Chapter 3: The Bill of Rights.
Chapter 4: The Amendments.
Chapter 5: Civil Rights Movement.
Volume 3: U.S. Foreign Policy.
Chapter 1: Foreign Policy.
Chapter 2: Intergovermental Organizations.
Chapter 3: Global Justice.
Chapter 4: Global Economy.
Chapter 5: U.S. Foreign Aid.
Teacher's Guide.