Hardback. 256 pages. 8.5 x 11. Index, glossary, illustrations, maps, photographs.
This comprehensive book provides an overview of Missouri government, including a chapter on the development of the state, an introduction to governance systems, chapters on the executive, legislative and judicial branches, a special chapter on juvenile justice, an overview of local government, a pictorial walking tour of Missouri’s Capital grounds, and a quick reference guide to online resources.
Each chapter includes biographies of famous politicians, numerous photographs and flowcharts, important terms and concepts, questions, and in-and-out-of-the-classroom activities.
This book has been organized to address the Show Me Standards, MAP requirements, GLE’s and the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Missouri Government & Constitution: A Concise Survey & Study is designed to provide students with a knowledge of state and local governments, the reasons for their existence, the purposes they serve, and how they operate. It also demonstrates how Missouri government applies to the lives of each and every Missouri citizen.
Students using this text should, upon completion, be able to respond favorably to the Show Me Standards pertaining to state government. This book focuses on government and political science. Other social studies insights and findings are integrated to provide further understanding.
This book also meets Middle School and High School Grade Level Expectations for Principles of Governance Systems. It also provides a solid foundation in the areas of Principles of Constitutional Democracy, Elements of Geographical Study and Analysis, Relationships of Individuals and Groups to Institutions and Traditions and Tools of Social Science Inquiry.
By Dr. Richard Dohm, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia.