Uncle Sam and You

Looking for a complete civics curriculum?

How do elections work? What does the President do all day? Who decides where stop signs go? What is Labor Day?

Uncle Sam and You by Ray and Charlene Notgrass is a one-year civics course that answers these questions and many more. Designed for students in grades 5 through 8, this curriculum guides you on an engaging tour of American government. Learn about elected leaders and everyday citizens who have important roles to fill in making our country work.

Here are the components you can choose from to create your bundle:

 Curriculum PackageCurriculum Package

The Curriculum Package includes Uncle Sam and You Part 1 and Part 2, The Citizen's Handbook (a collection of original source documents), and the Answer Key. This package gives you all of the lessons and assignments you need to complete the course, but it does not include any review or test material or the recommended literature.

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Lesson ReviewStudent WorkbookStudent Workbook / Lesson Review

The Student Workbook has one daily handwork sheet for each lesson plus weekly tests. The Lesson Review has five short review questions for each lesson plus weekly tests. You can choose to use one, both, or neither of these books.

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Literature PackageLiterature Package

The Literature Package includes the four historical novels and four non-fiction books assigned in the curriculum.

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Uncle Sam and You BundleUncle Sam and You Bundle

This bundle includes all of the books listed above. You get the Curriculum Package, Student Workbook, Lesson Review, and Literature Package. You'll have everything you need for a great year of learning civics!

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