Constitution of the United States: Crossword Puzzle
5th - 8th
In this United States history activity, learners use the 16 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to the Constitution of the United States.
American Government: Does a State Have the Legal/Constitutional Right to Secede from the Union?
Are states prohibited or permitted by the wording of the Constitution to leave the Union? After analyzing the decisions of selected Supreme Court cases and other primary source documents, spark discussion and debate with your class on this fascinating topic.
Documenting Democracy The United States Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by creating an oral history project. In this Constitution lesson, students discuss the importance of the U.S. Constitution in allowing our country to prosper. Students define government vocabulary terms and create an oral presentation about the Constitution which they share with their class.
Student demonstrate understanding of both sides of the argument between Jefferson and Marshall that led to the strengthening of the Judicial Branch through the creation of judicial review. Unit is comprised of five lessons and fits into the larger unit of study on the creation and development of the three branches of government in the United States.
Workshop 4: Constitutional Convention
How do new amendments become part of the US Constitution? AP government students explore, analyze, and use the US Constitution to develop a deep understanding of the interworkings of law and government while practicing synthesis and research skills. They'll analyze the provided documents and engage in guided discussions to build debate arguments based on factual evidence. A Workshop overview, lesson plan, teacher and student notes, and essential readings are all included.
Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution
Young scholars use the Internet to read a brief description of Magna Carta (link provided). They "walk through" the document with the teacher, identifying four major themes. Students read and discuss "The Rhetoric of Rights: Americans are 'Englishmen' and Englishmen Have Constitutional Rights." They complete a chart comparing/contrasting the Magna Carta, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Introduction to the History of the Michigan Supreme Court
Students identify the players, events and changes in the history of the Supreme Court of Michigan. They explain the purpose of the Court in state government. They summarize the role and purpose of the Court.
Civil War: A Terrible Swift Sword
Students explore the Civil War. For this American History lesson, students use guiding questions and primary resources to better comprehend the events of the Civil War. This lesson actually includes 3 complete lessons that cover, North v. South, Battles of the Civil War, and Lincoln's wartime politics.
Ratification Debates: A New York Case Study
Pupils examine ratification. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students research the roles of Federalists, Governor Clinton, and other states in the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution. Pupils discuss how the New York debates brought forth the Constitution we know today.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of Reconstruction following the American Civil War.
Students discover facts about Alabama. In this Alabama lesson, students gain information about Alabama's state bird, state flower and state animal. Students study the history of how Alabama became a state.