The American Experiment

Join Jermaine, Kammy and Marcia as they learn about the history and policies behind the United States' unique form of government with the help of Martha Roby, U.S. Representative from Alabama’s second congressional district.

  • Episode 1: Forms of Government | The American Experiment

    The American Experiment—How does democracy differ from a monarchy or a dictatorship? Find out as the group explores the different types of world governments throughout history with the help of Representative Martha Roby.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Episode 2: Checks and Balances | The American Experiment

    The American ExperimentThe group learns about the United States' unique system of checks and balances, and applies what they learn directly to their daily lives by trying to agree on the best way to beat a video game.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Episode 3: Influences on Democracy | The American Experiment

    The American ExperimentFind out what circumstances led to the development of democracies—by taking a look at Ancient Greece, the Magna Carta, and the writings of John Locke—and maybe even the similarities between the development of democracies and popular music.

    Grades: 6-12