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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!

; When the Constitution was written and signed, the debate wasn’t over – FAR FROM IT!  The document was sent to the states for approval, and the discussion became more intense that the one in Philly.  Read the overview of … Continue reading

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CREATING THE CONSTITUTION – Hit the Targets!

How will you show your understanding of the creation of the Constitution?  Any way you want … as long as you hit the targets!  It’s up to you! Want some more info on the ratification process?  Check out .. Carol Berkin: … 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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Learning Experience September 12/13 – Preparing for the CONVENTION!

  It’s pretty obvious that the young United States needed a new government in 1787, isn’t it? (If not, please review the AOC again!)  After a few smaller meetings took place to set the stage, a meeting of members of … Continue reading

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Learning Experience September 10-11 – The First American Government

After the DOI was adopted, the new United States needed to make a government – can’t have a state of nature, right?  The Congress discussed and adopted a form of known as … (drumroll, please) THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION! What … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A QUICK QUIZ – What have you learned so far?

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 DOI! Learning Experience September 4-5

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. It’s the most important document in American history – the Declaration of Independence. It was written … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE August 30/31 – TAKE THE CHALLENGE

    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 … 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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