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In class September 18-19 – The Preamble!

What better way to celebrate Constitution Day than analyzing the first 52 words of the supreme law of the land – THE PREAMBLE! We will put the Constitutional targets in our own words and then find some examples of the … Continue reading

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THE CONSTITUTION ONLINE!

Need help as your dig into the Constitution? The US Constitution from Pearson may be the best, most comprehensive line by line analysis of the Constitution.  If you struggle on a certain section of the document, head here and click on the … 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! You can choose to take a Creating the Constitution Test on the same targets on Wednesday … 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 8 – Get Ready for the Federal 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 all … Continue reading

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DOI Target Writing

Hit that DOI target – I can discuss the basic structure, concepts, and importance of the Declaration of Independence. Don’t forget the optional writing if you want! Here are some of your ideas about the DOI …

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Learning Experience – 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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Learning Experience August 31-Sept 1 – THE DOI!!!!!

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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IN CLASS August 30-31 – Why do we need to know about government?

I/we can evaluate the importance of studying government. I/we can effectively communicate a thesis or claim in a creative manner. As social studies teachers, we need your help, American Studies scholars! People- especially teenagers – across the nation don’t see … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE August 29-30 – DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

    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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