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69 resources with the keyterm us constitution

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Constitution & US Government: Vocabulary

For Teachers 8th
What do your young historians know about the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, and early US government? Use each of the 20 slides to review, preview, or check for understanding related to early American history. 
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Proposition 8 Struck Down

For Students 9th - 12th
Have your class examine the issues surrounding same-sex marriage, civil rights, and proposition 8. They read a New York Times article entitled "Proposition 8 Struck Down" and then answer 10 who, what, when, where, and why questions....
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Case Study: Constitutional Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Posed here is an issue of land ownership and law from the year 1773. Learners can use what they know about the US Constitution, statehood, and Articles I, III, and IV to answer five questions regarding the scenario.
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Simplified United States Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Students 5th - 10th
A good handout is a great find. Print this resource and hand out a simplified version of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to your US government or US history class. The powers of the president, Congress, and the Senate are...
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The American Revolution, Guided Reading

For Students 10th - 12th
This McDougal Littell worksheet provides a graphic organizer for US History class members to record information on the causes and effects of events like France entering the war, the British closing Boston harbor, passing the Stamp Act,...
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Bringing Animal Issues into the Classroom: César Chávez

For Students 5th
Fifth graders get critical and political while they begin thinking about human and animal rights in relation to the US Constitution. This hand out includes answers to several questions regarding Cesar Chavez and his work to secure rights...
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The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a...
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Understanding White Supremacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Study the controversial topic of organized systems of repression, such as white supremacists and the KKK. This lesson provides discussion questions, primary source documents, and definitions all aimed at building an understanding of...
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution

For Teachers 11th
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web...
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Constitutional Amendments And Gay Marriage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders critically examine the history and process of amending the U.S. Constitution in light of the current issue facing the courts on legalizing gay marriage. They read a variety of articles, watch news clips, and develop a...
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The Bill of Rights is for US Today

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The first ten Amendments of the U.S. Constitution are vital for young people to understand. Provide the foundation of the laws that govern our country with this junior high school lesson. Groups use the newspaper to identify rights...
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The Constitution and the Right to Vote: Ch 6

For Students 11th
The US Constitution dictates which members of society have the right to vote. After reading about amendments extending voting rights, your class answers these questions on the 15th, 14th, and 23rd amendments. Use as a quiz or to guide...
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The United States Constitution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young historians explore the US Constitution with this graphic organizer worksheet. Including a section for identifying the meaning of the preamble as well as the first three articles of the Constitution, this resource supports...
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The US Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This is an unusual video, but it contains some helpful tools that could be useful for teaching elementary aged children the basics of the US government. There is no narration to accompany this clip, but the slide show at the beginning is...
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Brief Overview of All Types of Government!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A video for a high school government class defines five major forms of government (monarchy, anarchy, oligarchy, democracy, and republic) and compares them in terms of pros and cons for society. The video is good, but it does highlight...
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Constitution Lecture 7: General Welfare

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The United States Constitution has a general welfare clause, but what does that mean? The concept of general welfare and the ways general welfare has been used (or misused) in the United States is covered with connection made to the US...
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Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary...
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Constitution Lecture 8: Commerce, Arms and the Meaning of "Regulate"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Second Amendment, the Interstate Commerce Clause, and the concept of regulation are defined in relation to the language used at the time the Constitution was penned. Lecture eight in this nine-part series redefines government...
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Constitution Lectures 2: Interpreting the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two of this nine-part series on the US government continues questioning the intentions and validity of the US Constitution. This is a great lecture for more mature learners looking to understand the Constitution and its legitimacy.
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Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear...
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Bill of Rights: The First 10 Amendments to the Constitution

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Introduce youngsters to the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution. Each slide contains one of the 10 amendments, an image, and a brief description of what the amendment entails. Because the images and language used are very...
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History Review Game: Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you need nine questions regarding the US Constitution and the Bill of RIghts, look no further. Here is a history review game great for learners in the 6th through 8th grades. 
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Constitution Basics and Political Spectrum

For Students 10th - 12th
Have learners try their hands at an online quiz. There are 32 multiple choice questions all related to the three branches of the US government. Questions regarding US economics are also included. 
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders read several passages to gain an understanding of the nations that have adopted a constitution similar to the United States Constitution. This is a scripted instructional activity that is intended to build content-specific...