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DIVING INTO THE CONSTITUTION

It’s an important time in your lives, young historians – you could even call it a TURNING POINT.  You have the opportunity to read the 4,543 words of the Constitution – the supreme law of the land. As you dig … Continue reading

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RATIFICATION! Learning experience for September 17/18

“Probably the most intellectual debate we have ever had in this country” … “nothing less that American big bang” … “the first time in world history anything like that happened” …  Those are power lines. aren’t they! When the Constitution … Continue reading

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COOL CONVENTION STUFF FOR REVIEW!

What an amazing Convention!  The delegates created a document that George Washington termed “a miracle“ – what do you think he meant? Aren’t you dying to know more? Spend some time with the materials below to review the causes, influences … Continue reading

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Preparation for Sep 13/16 – PREPARE FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!

It’s pretty obvious that the young United States needed a new government in 1787, isn’t it?  After a few smaller meetings took place to set the stage, a meeting of members of all (almost all) 13 states was scheduled for … Continue reading

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THE FIRST AMERICAN GOVERNMENT – The Articles of Confederation – Learning experience for Sep 9/10

After the DOI was adopted, the new United States needed to make a government – gotta gave a government, right?  The Congress discussed and adopted a form of known as … (drumroll, please) THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION! What was this … Continue reading

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SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW – SEPTEMBER 5/6

It’s that time, young historians – time to show what you know!  It’s nothing to stress about – just your first formal chance to let us know what you have learned so far in a few classes of AmStud History! … Continue reading

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – Some home learning about the big doc for Sep 5/6

I can summarize the main ideas and important points of The Declaration of Independence I can explain and evaluate the relevance of the Declaration of Independence. WATCH ME FOR SOME CONTEXT TO THE DECLARATION! As mentioned in class, the Declaration … Continue reading

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TAKE THE 24 HOUR GOVERNMENT CHALLENGE for Sep 3/4

TARGET – I can evaluate the government’s impact on my life. Yeah, yeah, this is a history class … but it’s also a civics class, because you can’t learn about America’s story without looking at the role of the government. … Continue reading

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Your chapter in America’s Story – A POP UP MUSUEM!

TARGET – I can clearly represent and present my American story in oral and written form.  I was first exposed to the concept of the pop-up museum at the NCSS conference in Boston in 2014. As I sat in a great presentation by … Continue reading

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YOUNG HISTORIANS – WELCOME TO AHR!

Welcome back, Historicats! I hope you are ready for an awesome year in American history – one full of challenge, inquiry, investigation, and fun. As we open the school year, I’d like fo all of you to make sure you … Continue reading

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