The Government Teacher

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

2016 Reading List

History & Politics
Anything Goes: A Biography of the 1920s (12/31/15–1/17/16)
Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 (5/29–6/21)
Democracy in America (7/25–9/25)
Great Expectations: The United States, 1945–1974 (9/15–10/8)
Freedom From Fear: the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945 (10/28–12/18)

Dramas & Plays
God’s Favorite (2/22– 2/23)
Pygmalion (3/13–3/14)
Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf (7/10–7/11)
Laughter on the 23RD Floor (10/8)

Entertainment
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1/18–22)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (3/15–3/20)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (3/24–3/26)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (3/28–4/1)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (4/1–4/22)
Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Prince (4/22–4/28)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (4/28–5/2)

Classical & AP Approved
Of Mice and Men (3/10–3/13)
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (6/22–6/29)
Ethan Frome (9/6–9/10)
The Color Purple (10/13–10/15)
The Joy Luck Club (12/29–1/3/17)

Educational Methods
The Secret of Childhood (2/24–3/9)
Teaching with Love and Logic (5/24–5/28)
Teach Like a Champion (7/11–7/19)
Historical Literacy: The Case for History in American Education (10/9–10/13)
Teaching with Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and More (12/18)

Public Policy
War on Poverty (2/1–2/7)
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time (6/29–7/10)
Welfare in America: How Social Science Fails the Poor (7/21–7/24)
In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State (10/9)
The Common Interest: Poverty in the United States (12/18–29)

Financial Literacy
Revolutionary Wealth (2/7–2/21)
The Thin Green Line (7/19–7/21)
Common Sense Economics (7/24–7/25)
Economic Literacy: What Everyone Needs to Know about Money and Markets (10/15–10/27)

Biblical Reading (including nightly Devotions & Bible Studies)
1 Samuel 8– Esther (Nightly Bible devotions)
Genesis and the Dinosaurs (1/23–2/1)
Lutheranism 101 (Bible Study at Church)
The Evidence that Demands a Verdict (5/2–5/25)
An Explanation of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism – Field Test Edition (09/10–9/14)
Culture of Honor (10/29; didn’t finish this year)

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