Magruder’s American Government Interactive FAQs

High School Government Curriculum

 

What is Magruder’s American Government Interactive?

Magruder’s American Government Interactive is for grades 9-12 is a print and digital student-centered program with robust teacher support. Magruder’s American Government Interactive focuses on engaging students by connecting headlines to students’ lives today, a foundation of inquiry-based learning, engaging digital activities, and more.

 

What is available to purchase?

The program is made up of: 

  • Student Edition - Available in digital or print. The foundational student edition has a magazine-style layout to increase readability with a 50/50 text to visual balance. The digital student edition, or Realize Reader, has embedded leveled lesson summaries to meet the needs of all students.
  • Teacher’s Edition - Available in digital or print, the Teacher’s Edition includes wrap-around pages that provide direct instruction and teaching suggestions to engage students. Planning pages for each topic and lesson make implementation and pacing easy for teachers. Active Classroom Strategies, ELL support, SEL support and more are available at point of use.
  • Magruder’s American Government Interactive Digital Course - the Magruder’s American Government Interactive digital courseware on Savvas Realize™ includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Resources include:
    • Current issue case studies
    • Current Connection digital activities
    • Listenwise current events podcasts
    • Landmark Supreme Court Cases
    • Lesson summary videos
    • Interactive Primary Sources
    • Interactive Digital Activities
    • Quest Topic Inquiry projects
  • Primary Source and Reading Guide Workbook - Available in digital and print, this workbook contains multiple primary sources and Supreme Court cases per topic for additional analysis, as well as worksheets for each lesson designed to help students’ reading of the student text.

 

Does Magruder’s American Government Interactive update after an election?

Yes! Magruder’s American Government Interactive is designed to constantly provide you with the latest information about American government. The Realize Digital Course contains resources like Current Connections digital activities which use real-world data for student analysis. Case Study Connections bring the headlines into the classroom and inspire students to deepen their understanding of world’s current issues and events. Your student edition is designed to be a foundational resource, so it will never be out of date.

 

Is Magruder’s American Government Interactive inquiry based?

Magruder’s American Government Interactive is built on the C3 Framework for inquiry in social studies. Each topic and lesson follows the Connect-Investigate-Synthesize-Demonstrate learning model. You will also find the Quest Topic Inquiry, which contains project-based assessment such as civic discussion, document-based writing, or a team project. The teacher’s edition also includes active classroom strategies, which are low-prep, high impact ways to add inquiry into your classroom.

 

What differentiation support is available in Magruder’s American Government Interactive?

Magruder’s American Government Interactive contains lesson summaries at two different reading levels. You will find them in the Realize Digital Course. The Realize Reader eText contains a leveled lesson summary with audio at point of use within each lesson. Topic Tests are also delivered at three different levels - on-level, above-level, and below-level. In addition, content is delivered to students in a variety of ways, so teachers can assign lesson flipped video summaries (each is 2-5 minutes long) to visual and auditory learners. 

 

How do I sign up for a Magruder’s American Government Interactive digital demo?

Magruder’s American Government Interactive digital courseware on Savvas Realize™ includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Program-specific resources, flexible agnostic resources, and assessments are available in one location for easy lesson planning and presentation. Click here to sign up for a demo.