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Showing Grade 5, Unit 7, Articles of Confederation and Constitution
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History of the Bill Of Rights

Description: After an overview of the Bill of Rights, enjoy this game. List rights contained in the Bill of Rights and know there are other rights in the U.S. Constitution and subsequent amendments. Explain why the U.S. Constitution of 1787 did not contain a Bill of Rights and identify the players in the process to obtain a Bill of Rights. Apply the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights to your life today. Standard 5.7.2, 8.2.3, and 8.2.6

Author: Margaret Fisher and Tarry L. Lindquist, Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts

Lesson ID: 505

Monument on the Mall: A WebQuest on the Three Branches of Government

Description: Congress passed a law last week approving the building of a new monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Because of your interest and knowledge of the US government, they have chosen you to research and design this new monument. The law states that the monument must represent one branch of our nation's government and cannot be taller than the Washington Monument. The design idea is up to you. The members of Congress would like to see your completed ideas at their next session, which is in five weeks. In order for them to use your design you must meet this deadline. How are the three branches of government important to the United States? What will visitors learn about them when they visit your monument? Standards 3.4.4 and 5.7.4

Author: Marcia Sullivan, Missouri School Web Project

Lesson ID: 729

Preamble to the Constitution

Description: Discuss key phrases from the Preamble of the Constitution. Find ways to relate the values stated in the Preamble to their daily lives. Become aware of changes in the Constitution to ensure fairness, to all citizens and explore possible changes needed in the Constitution by future generations of citizens. Standard 5.7.3 and 8.2.2

Author: Linda Crim, Bedington Elementary , Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Lesson ID: 845

Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?

Description: How does the language of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution reflect historical events and the goals the Founders had for the future? What does the Preamble mean? Explain the purposes of the U.S. Constitution as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution. Identify fundamental values and principles as they are expressed in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Standard 5.7.3 and 8.2.2

Author: EdSitement, National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson ID: 844

Separation of Powers

Description: Using an interactive approach involving role playing and questions and answers, students experience a personal understanding of the concept of separation of powers. This lesson is written to be done by a visiting attorney or judge but is easily adaptable to a teacher led lesson. Standards 5.7.3 and 5.7.4

Author: American Bar Association

Lesson ID: 1391

Spinger Family - You Be the Historian

Description: In this National Museum of American History activity, you examine 8 clues or artifacts from the Spinger family of New Castle, Delaware, from 200 years ago. Your job as museum curator is to piece together the life style of this family. This is an excellent way to practice Research, Evidence and Point of View skills. Standard 5.8.0

Author: National Museum of American History

Lesson ID: 971

Taking a Stand

Description: Students begin by exploring the purpose of rules and laws in society, as well as some of the basic tenets of the Constitution that address equal rights for all citizens. Next, they examine historical examples of segregation and consider its impact. Finally, students thinking of the role of citizens, examine how civil rights activists responded to segregation laws and how the law changed. Standards 3.4.2, 3.4.6, and 5.7.5 *To access the lesson, registration to the Teachers' Domain site is required but free.

Author: Teachers' Domain

Lesson ID: 1572

The Right Stuff: What Qualified Washington to Be President?

Description: Create a list of the characteristics, qualifications, and skills that make an effective President of the United States. After reading a selection provided, determine the characteristics, qualifications, and skills that George Washington had that made him the right choice for President of the United States. Compare and contrast the changing needs for the job of President of the United States today and at the time of Washington. Standards 3.4.6, 5.7.4, 8.2.4, and 8.3.0

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 1069

Understanding Procedural Justice

Description: Students will analyze the concept of procedural justice by identifying the unfair decisions by the ruler in a play. They will then state the procedural guarantees that ought to be part of America's legal system and compare their list of procedural guarantees to the procedural guarantees provided by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Standard 5.7.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.6, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: Tarry Linquist, Julia gold, and Margaret Fisher, Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts

Lesson ID: 1161

When Justice Failed...and History Happened Here

Description: History does not happen in a vacuum or only in history books. History happens in our own communities. Over time, however, our local histories can be lost or even erased. It is your task to dig into the online archives at the University of California at Berkeley and uncover a particular chapter in US history, a chapter that profoundly affected the lives of thousands of Japanese- Americans during World War II. Standards 5.7.3, 5.7.5, and 11.7.5 (SDAIE lesson)

Author: Gail Desler, Elk Grove Unified School District

Lesson ID: 1239

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