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Showing Grade 8, Unit 2b, Principles of the U.S. Constitution
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Alexander Hamilton on the Web

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/hamilton/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Alexander Hamilton on the Web is a comprehensive guide and web directory to Alexander Hamilton, founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury, major author of the Federalist Papers and advocate of a strong central government. On this site you will find biographies, both long and short, a large number of Hamilton's writing, including the complete Federalist Papers, and images of Hamilton. Standards 8.2.4 and 8.3.4

Comments: This site is by Tim Spalding and though his credentials are not listed, this site is recommended by other scholarly sites and the bibliography is extensive.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 140

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This well designed site explains information about the U.S. government in a student-friendly manner. You will find a map, a simple explanation of the branches of national government, a flow chart on how laws are made, links to key U.S. documents, the differences between state and national government, symbols of the U.S. and a glossary. Standards 8.2.2, 8.2.6 and 8.2.7

Comments: Excellent resource for ELL students at older grade levels and for AB3086

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 366

Explore the Constitution

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/BasicGoverningPrinciples/index.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This discussion of the basic governing principles found in the U.S. Constitution includes information about individual rights, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers and a system of checks and balances, rule of law, and popular sovereignty. Standards 5.7.3, 5.7.4. 8.2.4, 8.2.7, 11.1.3, and 12.1.5

Comments: This site an easy-to-understand page by the National Constitution Center.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1154

Federalist Papers Search

http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDERAL/federalist/federser.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Search the Federalist Papers for key concepts. For example, enter the keyword "taxes", hit the "search" button and up comes a list of the specific Federalist articles which referenced taxation. These are hotlinked to the document for easy access and the key word is bolded in the text. Standards 8.2.4, 11.1.2, and 12.1.5

Comments: This search engine created at Emory University makes the use of the Federalist Papers much easier to support multiple units in the U.S. History, economics and civics curriculum. Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1207

FindLaw: Cases and Codes - U.S. Constitution

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Find Law version of the U.S. Constitution provides not only the primary source text of the famous American cornerstone but annotations describing meaning and interpretations of each section. Standards 5.7, 8.1, 8.2, 8.11, 11.1,11.7.5, 12.1.3, and 12.4 all

Comments: It is difficult to identify the standard for this document since it applies to so much of the H-SS curriculum. This version of the Constitution might best be used with older students who are doing more interpretation of issues.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1225

Images of America's Founders and the Constitution

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.constitution.org/img/signing.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.constitution.org/cs_image.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=27&tbnid=AM2lqcVzJhEJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsigning%2Bconstitution%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has portraits of key philosophers who developed the ideas around which American government is built. There are images of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as well as all the Founders including those who participated in writing and those who opposed it or were absent. Standards 4.5.0, 5.7.0 , 8.2.0, 11.1.0, and 12.1.0

Comments: This is a useful site for accessing visuals for PowerPoints and other presentations.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3613

The Constitution of the United States of America

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Cornell Law School version of the Constitution is divided into sections by article and amendment. Each section is annotated to identify the contents of that part of the Constitution. Standards 5.7.2, 5.7.4, 8.2.2, 8.11.5, 11.1.0, 11.7.5, 12.1.0, and 12.4.0

Comments: It is difficult to identify the standard for this document since it applies to so much of the H-SS curriculum. The ones listed here are only the most direct connection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2986

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site by the National Archives has short biographies plus good portraits of the 55 delegates indexed by state. Ones who did not sign the constitution are designated. Select "Meet the Founding Fathers." Standards 3.4.6, 5.7.2, 8.2.4, 11.1.2, and 12.1.4

Comments: Good starting point for students' study of Constitutional Convention delegates.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 390

Constitution

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/constitution.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Specially written for students, this site examines the making of the Constitution, biographies of the signers, and the text of the Constitution. Then there is Constitution trivia called Fascinating Constitution Facts and a chart comparing the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Standards 5.7.1, 5.7.2, 5.7.3, 5.7.4, 8.2.2 and 8.2.3

Comments: This links to an interesting and well developed ThinkQuest project on the Constitution that has references to current constitutional issues.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 796

Documents of the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are a wealth of documents from the Contitental Congress and the Constitutional Convention (1774-1789) from the Library of Congress. Standards 5.6.6, 8.2.3, 11.1.2, Government 12.1.3

Comments: Original documents from the colonial era.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 976

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