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Students assess the validity of a national bank. They study the importance of McCullough v. Maryland. They review the arguments of Hamilton and Jefferson. They analyze the Tenth Amendment and the debate over state v. federal power. They review tight v. lose constructionist interpretation of the Constitution.
High schoolers investigate reasons why James Madison is called the "Father of the Constitution." They discuss three events during his presidency that raised constitutional questions and look at Madison's opinions of those questions. They complete the associated worksheets.
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over the beginnings of the first Bank of the United States. They read primary source documents and the booklet, "The First Bank of the United States." A fun way to introduce banking and US Economics.
Ninth graders examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson in the first half of the nineteenth century. In this American History lesson, 9th graders analyze documents related to the Market Revolution and the role of the federal government in that revolution. Students study the social, political and economic trends of the first half of the nineteenth century.
Students discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Students take notes on index cards that they use to create a time using the information gathered.
Do your economists understand the complexities of the recent financial crisis? Use this political cartoon analysis worksheet to shed some humor and light on the nationalization of banks. The cartoonist utilizes irony to make his point. Three talking points guide deeper thinking as learners analyze the issue, create a new caption, and determine the artist's stance. Extend using the linked analysis worksheet, having pupils find their own cartoons on a similar topic!
Students engage in a reading of a document in order to become familiar with the Federal Reserve of The United States in the interest of strengthening reading comprehension skills with the exposure to expository literature. They read the document and write a summary of it.
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading selections as evidence. On the day of the seminar, learners first discuss in small groups and then come together for a whole-class Socratic seminar about the New Deal.
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers. There is an excellent worksheet that leads pupils through a writing exercise on these topics embedded in the plan. This is one of the better lessons on law and the courts I have ever seen.
A presentation like this may be good for your learners and their parents. Discover the ins, outs, and in-betweens regarding financial markets. Slides are straightforward, easy to follow, and provide basic information for building a functional understanding of US economics.
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
Have you just finished teaching chapters 1-5 of your social studies book and are ready to test your class? If so, you are in luck! Here is a well-organized cumulative review that covers multiple topics, main ideas, and vocabulary related to the age of exploration, American colonization, The Revolutionary War, and the forming of the US government.