Kids learn, its in most of their genes. They don't have to understand so much as learn. You are right, kids don't care about government but, in high school many do and they know its there. They also learn math, and history and, chances are, they don't care for those either - but later? Perhaps! Because they know such exists!

I am not sure what you are talking about, actually I am not sure you know what you are talking about. I do know that you don't seem to think that teaching them about anything they are not interested in is the way to go.

Amazing ...................