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This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
Sixth graders perform research about the following: The first framework of U.S. government, the Articles of Confederation, led to problems because the central government was not given enough power. Can a group of resourceful politicians find a way to please everyone and still plan an efficient government?
Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading lesson, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally. Students identify and use the glossary and table of contents. Students make text to world connections as they discuss the importance of rules.