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The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America

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.

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Grade
8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
21 days
Instructional Strategies
Research
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