In my own school years, history was sorely lacking. I knew I needed to find something that could not only teach my children but also me about how our government worked and was originally intended to work. Uncle Sam and You does! I was able to set it up as a largely independent project for my studious 5th grader who can do the lessons herself. Thanks to the hundreds of pictures included, reading the text is enjoyable and very informative. I'm learning a lot that I never knew before! I chose different parts of each of the student workbooks for my daughter to complete, and the Holiday study in the back gives her enough creative leeway that she doesn't fuss over the more basic answering questions and checking retention parts. I recommend this curriculum to all my friends who are looking for a civics or government curriculum, just in time for the 2016 elections.