Sunday, June 8, 2014

Reading For U.S. Government: Day 1

Reading One: 1st Samuel 8

 Take your pick, as translated in the Tanakh - Found HERE.

 Or as translated in the New Living Translation of the Bible - Found HERE.

Reading Two: The Magna Charta (I will tell you which sections to read/ focus on)

(Depending on the time, it may be wise to read the introduction, HERE.)

Spoiler alert from THIS LINK:  "Magna Carta of 1215 was not really intended to be a list of rights for Englishmen or even the barons themselves. It was more like a contract in which John bound himself to abide by its provisions. The barons only wanted King John to satisfy their complaints against his abusive rule, not overthrow the monarchy. The real significance of this document lies in the basic idea that a ruler, just like everyone else, is subject to the rule of law. When King John agreed to Magna Carta, he admitted that the law was above the king's will, a revolutionary idea in 1215."

Reading Three: U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Magna Carta:

Declaration of Independence:


  1. Are you teaching a summer course?

    1. Yes. I thought about posting new posts for each day, but I've just been driving them back here to last year's posts.

      It's going really well so far. We're using google classroom. It's pretty sweet.

      Also, we had a party for the Magna Carta this year. Woot Woot!