Constitutional Literacy

Grades 9-12

Teacher Jerelyn Sandtner

Teacher absence policy-Substitute or additional work to cover the week.

Course Description: 

The Constitution is the cornerstone for American freedoms. Students taking this class will watch and discuss Michael Farris’ Constitutional Literacy DVD series (published by Apologia Educational Services, 2014), complete chapter exercises in the accompanying workbook, and write weekly essays on chapter assignments. There will be quizzes and five assessments. Lectures will help students increase their understanding of the history, weight, and importance of this unique document and become a part of American citizenry pride. Topics include: the Constitution’s Creation, the power it grants, the second amendment, due process, international law, commerce and general welfare clauses, abortion “rights,” “homosexual rights,” and more. This is strictly a high school class as some topics warrant a level of maturity. It is imperative that students registered for this academic class have the intention to complete the assignments, attend class, and participate in the classroom and activities. Please, do not register your student if they cannot make this commitment. This is strictly a high school class as some topics warrant a level of maturity.

Course Viewpoint:  Mixed

Course Length:  Yearlong

Time:  Tuesday; 10 AM

Cost:  $315/year; 1st half-payment due 8/27/24; 2nd half-payment due 11/5/24 Cash or check only

An invoice will be sent to you once you are registered. Payment may be mailed to the address on the invoice or dropped off at Cornerstone. 

Supply Fee:  Both DUE 8/27/24 – $30 one-time, non-refundable supply fee; OPTIONAL REPORT CARD Fee $25 for the year (non-refundable) 

Class Prerequisite:  None

Materials Teacher Will Provide:  Notes, homework assignments, quizzes, and assessments

Materials Students Must Provide:  The Constitutional Literacy workbook, pencils, highlighter, paper, and a binder.

Minimum Enrollment:  4

Maximum Enrollment:  10

Parent Requirements:  Important!! This book sells out and may be difficult to find if you don’t DO IT NOW. Parent must purchase the Constitutional Literacy Workbook –  Parent is responsible as the lead homeschooling teacher to see that the student’s assignments are complete, turned in, and notify the teacher regarding absences.

A list of additional places to try to find the book;

Amazon –>

Biblio – (used available) –>


Teacher:  Jerelyn Sandtner


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