The Government Teacher

A government teacher's views on current events, public policy, education and all things government related.

2014 Reading List

Public Policy
We the Poor People: Work, Poverty and Welfare (12/23/2013–1/16)
The Tyranny of Kindness: Dismantling the Welfare System to End Poverty in America (4/01–4/18)

Drama & Plays
Man & Superman (1/16–1/22)
The Trojan Women (02/15)

Biblical & Religious
Luther’s Large Catechism (1/22–1/31)
Genesis (Bible Devotion with Katie)
Exodus 1–31 (Bible Devotions with Katie)
Ephesians (Church Bible Study)
Formula of Concord (10/1–12/10)

U.S.  History, Government & Politics
Daily Life in the United States: 1920-1940 (1/31–02/14)
America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines (5/3–17)
The Summer of 1878 (6/8–6/11)
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (6/15–6/19)
New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America (6/28–7/18)
America’s Constitution: A Biography (7/23–8/26)

AP Approve & Classical Works
The Jungle (02/15–3/30)
Old Man and the Sea (12/11–12/20)
Night (12/21–12/31)

Entertainment Books
Divergent (3/30–4/1)
Insurgent (4/19–4/21)
Allegiant (4/21–4/30)
The First Phone Calls from Heaven (6/21–6/28)
Star Wars: Crucible (7/1–7/23)

Educational Methods
Past, Present, and Personal: Teaching Writing in U.S. History (5/2–5/3)
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management (5/17–5/22)
Subjects Matter: Every Teacher’s Guide to Content Area Reading (5/24–28)
The Teacher’s Guide to Leading Student Centered Discussions (5/29–5/31)
Content–Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide (5/31–6/8)
The Ten Students You’ll Meet in Your Classroom (6/19–6/20)
Reading Strategy Lessons for Science and Social Studies

Financial Literacy
The Millionaire Next Door (6/12–6/15)

Other Books outside of Rotation
Memoirs of a Geisha (8/26–9/20)
Red Scarf Girl: Memoirs of the Cultural Revolution (9/20–10/1)


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