The Land of Fair Play

The Land of Fair Play

The Land of Fair Play is an in-depth civics textbook, expanded and updated from a pre-World War II text. The target audience is junior and senior high students.

It explains the origins of our form of government and analyzes how it functions. It also addresses state and local government. It does so in fairly simple language, which is easier to read and comprehend than most high school civics texts.

Because of its origin, it still retains concepts that seem outdated. The section about local government is the best example with overly simplistic descriptions of government services and significant attention given to villages.

Appendices have been added to this latest edition. Highlights here are a discussion of types of government (attacking the myth that the U.S. is a democracy) and an overview of the Christian origins of our government.

Questions--both written and discussion--are provided for each section. Clip art illustrations are mixed with presidential portraits, graphs and charts, all in black-and-white. An answer key and tests are available separately.

Philosophical statements are scattered through the book but appear particularly in the appendices. They endorse proper interpretation of the Constitution, support for the right to bear arms, and the correct interpretation and application of the term "separation of church and state."

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Instant Key

  • Learning Environment: group or independent study
  • Grade Level: grades 7-12
  • Religious Perspective: Protestant
  • Political Perspective: conservative

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