In this course, we go line-by-line through the entire Constitution and all the amendments.
Think you don’t need this class? Take the 10-question quiz here.
This course is designed for students from 12 to 120 years old, and we’re particularly interested in reaching out to four different groups:
- Teens & Parents–To start ongoing family discussions about the Constitution.
- Those wanting/preparing to take the Oath for Military, Law Enforcement, or public office.
- Those who took the oath long ago and are now thinking more about the Constitution.
- Everybody else!
The 13-hour course is designed to be fun and interactive, with lots of activities interspersed to keep it fresh. We’ll start with the very basic questions: What is a constitution, and why do we need one? We’ll discuss the Rule of Law and why that’s better than either mob rule or dictator rule. Then we’ll break down the Constitution into its various parts and see what they say. snacks!)
This is a non-partisan course aimed at discerning the original intent of the framers of the Constitution. And the main goal is to get the participants thinking about it and discussing it–and thus, more likely to go look things up in the Constitution from here forward, rather than merely to assume. This is not some information-dumping class, where the teacher tells you everything and then quizzes you on it. No, this is a discussion class aimed at getting you thinking about the Constitution and the main issues that surround it.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Jack Pelham is the Executive Director of We, Montana! and teaches most of the courses in our Homeschool Program. He’s a professional writer and teacher, and is the author of the novel, The Extraordinary Visit of Benjamin True (The State of the Union as no one else would tell it). He also authored the nonfiction online book, Character Not Included: What America must fix before she can fix anything else. He also publishes the video podcast, Reality-Based Thinking: Rethinking the World with Jack Pelham and the audio podcast, Rethinking the Bible with Jack Pelham.
Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The one-semester class runs September 13, 2021 through December 6, 2021.
You’ll want to bring a notebook and a folder for various handouts, along with two or more pens. (You’ll be seated at tables.)
This course meets, as do all our courses, in the We, Montana! Great Room in South Billings.
$50 per student