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Live Class: American Civics


Join students worldwide in Apologia’s Live Class: American Civics. Guided by your instructor, Austin Powell, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy, you and your classmates will embark on a journey to understand, appreciate, and uphold the enduring legacy of the American Republic.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. -1 Timothy 2:1-2

GRADE LEVEL: 9th – 12th (recommended)
CLASS DATES: Aug 19, 2024-May 5, 2025
TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
SKU: ALOC-AMCIV-001 Categories: , ,
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J. Austin Powell

CFE, M.A. (PhD in progress)

Mr. Powell is an accomplished law enforcement professional with Senior-level policy advisory experience and skill in preparing testimony and/or official responses to Congress and personally providing testimony to a state-level General Assembly. He is recognized as an expert in policy development affecting worldwide operations of a Cabinet-level Federal law enforcement agency, to include writing portions of U.S. law signed by the President. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Advisory Council.

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Apologia’s Live Class: American Civics class delves into the roots of government and the art of statesmanship through the lens of biblical principles. This course navigates the intricate landscapes of key governmental processes, structures, and political dynamics, all while shedding light on the intersection of political knowledge, moral values, and anticipated conduct from a biblical perspective. 

Prerequisites: None
Course Credit: One High School History Credit

Required Class Materials

  • Skousen, Willard Cleon. The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom. Salt Lake City, Utah: Izzard Ink Publishing, 2017.

Course Topics 

  • The Origins of Government
  • The Establishment of Government and Its Levels
  • A Democracy vs. A Republic
  • Policy Issues Through Biblical and Political Lenses
  • The Impact of the Gospel on Christian and Modern Conceptions of Law
  • Apportionment, Voting, and Elections
  • A Biblical Model of Statesmanship in the Civic Arena
  • The Electoral College
  • The Division of Powers
  • The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights
  • The Trustworthiness of Online Information
  • The “Separation of Church and State”
  • The Importance of the Local Sheriff
  • George Washington’s Farewell Address

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