ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT WORKBOOK
Many of the Foundation’s programs are about choices. Portions of this workbook are intended to make users aware that some choices help and others only seem to help but really do more harm than good. The workbooks require interaction with the local community and written answers to questions.
In the testing stage of the government workbook, students encountered the "unintended consequences" connected with social policy. They were required to request and analyze information from local and state authorities, and to solicit help from members of the media and the opinions of influential members of their communities.
The first volume was tested in 1994 by approximately 100 students in Helena, Montana. You may want to read the unsolicited testimonial of the teacher,
Justin Smith-Social Science Curriculum Chair K-12
Helena School District K-12 Curriculum Council
Carroll College Education Advisory Board
You may use the material as Justin did or adapt it as you see fit. We hope the workbook will be downloaded and printed by teachers for use in their classrooms, by those who home school and individuals who want to have a say in the role of government in the United States or any other nation.