Foundations of Government


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Foundations of Government (Non-Honors) – SPRING


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$104.40 - includes Yellowdig user license - see below

Come along as we explore the United States system of government from its inception to present. In this Foundations of Government (Non-Honors) course we will focus on primary sources and writings concerning the original intent of the Founding Fathers as we examine the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Concepts of federalism, separation of powers, limitations of power, taxation and spending, and domestic and international relations will be analyzed utilizing a Christian worldview. Foundations of Government (Non-Honors) is a one-semester, high-school level course designed to equip students with the knowledge they need to become responsible, knowledgeable citizens.

SPECIAL NOTE #1: Tuition includes a user license for Yellowdig, an internal communications platform for students to use within Canvas. Yellowdig promotes deeper discussion and critical thinking skills.

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Yellowdig, an internal communications platform for students to use within Canvas (included in registration)

Exploring Government (4th Edition) by Ray Notgrass ISBN: 978-1-60999-178-4 (lesson and assignment book)

We Hold These Truths by Ray Notgrass and John Notgrass (a collection of supplemental primary sources and essays) ISBN: 978-1-60999-179-1

Curriculum Package available at includes both texts.

Ann LeBlanc loves learning and deep discussions. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a B.S. degree in finance, and is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Louisiana. Ann’s experience includes many facets of the legal field and she has argued and written legal briefs at both the state district and appellate court levels in Texas and Louisiana and has also represented clients in Federal court. Ann is also an author and has distinguished herself in the authoring of legal publications and the presentation of seminars for clients and organizations such as the National Business Institute and various insurance agencies.

Ann fulfills her love of learning, however, by teaching. Ann is currently an adjunct professor with LeTourneau University where she teaches American Government  and Criminal Justice to dual credit students of Excelsior Classes. Ann has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, teaching Business Law. Her passion for education extends to the home, where she homeschools her own children employing the Socratic method. A keen lover of logic, Ann is passionate about teaching critical thinking skills and empowering today’s youth with the ability to analyze the problems of tomorrow, to ensure that our God given rights and freedoms remain unalienable.

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