Conceived of Compromises: Creating the US Constitution

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The United States Constitutions is one of the world's oldest written constitutions that is still in use today. Learn more about the creation of a document that regulates the separation of powers, checks and balances, and citizens' rights in America.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Attach to a reading assessment in either language arts or social studies
  • Use the varied levels of the passage to differentiate between members of the same class, handing out higher Lexile® levels to advanced readers and lower levels to struggling readers
  • Have class members write a short argument paper about which proposed government structure would be the most effective
Classroom Considerations

  • Article is Lexile® level 810 and is intended for fifth graders; versions of the articles for multiple grade levels are attached
  • Create a free account to access electronic versions of the reading and questions on the publisher's website
Pros

  • Multiple versions differentiate Lexile® levels, including text complexity and syntax
Cons

  • None