Explain how the U.S. Constitution reflects a balance between the classical republican concern with promotion of the public good and the classical liberal concern with protecting individual rights; and discuss how the basic premises of liberal constitutionalism and democracy are joined in the Declaration as “self-evident truths.”

How are Resources Allocated

How are resources allocated? Download Primary Source Set: How are Resources Allocated

This set looks at allocation of resources with the use of scarcity as the lens. Factors of Production will be defined, as will physical and human capital. The inquiry set will focus on personal decisions regarding use of resources as well as societal/national use of resources.

Government Power

This inquiry set introduces essential documents and organizing principles of the United States government. This set brings the student to the center of these abstract texts and principles by posing the question “how much power should the government have over citizens?” This question has been the subject of much rhetoric, debate, and protest over the country’s history. Students will read and evaluate how important founding documents sought to address this question.