This is a list of 3-5 essential critical reading questions for each unit of government. This handout can be modified for any book or government course since the content is the same. I usually give this handout out at the beginning of the year and have my students read the chapter and respond to the questions in an extended response format.
There are 3-5 questions for each chapter.
Chapter 1: Understanding American Politics
Chapter 2 : Constitution and Founding
Chapter 3: Federalism
Chapter 5: Political Participation/Public Opinion
Chapter 8: Campaigns and Elections
Chapter 6: Media
Chapter 7: Political Parties
Chapter 9: Interest Groups
Chapter 11: Presidency
Chapter 12: Bureaucracy
Chapter 10: Congress
Chapter 13 : The Courts
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties