It was very important to me to get a curriculm that would have enough information, and really focus on the constitution, and what our founders were trying to accomplish. I found it. I like the way the lessons intoduce the topics and then have the student go to the "We hold these truths" book. It is a lot of information and I do agree with the previous poster that it would be good to use this as a full year course. I think if it is rushed the student may not get the full benifit of the information. You can go deeper into it by doing the extra activities or you can omit some or all of them. My oldest son has not complained so far and he seems to really be soaking it up.
The Exloring Government package from Notgrass is amazing. My children and I are appreciating the whole Biblical basis; as well as the fact that all the needed documents are included in the companion text. No time needed to find documents that may otherwise be difficult to locate. I highly recommend this if you are setting out on studies of American Government.
My 15 year old boy loved this book and the writing style of Mr. Notgrass. The living books were a PLUS for pulling it all together. He learned a lot about our government and found it correlated with Economics. I would recommend American History, Economics, and Government all from Mr. Notgrass.