Monthly Archives: September 2016

LEARNING EXPERIENCES September 29 – Keep getting Constitutional!

It’s been a lot of government so far, my young political scholars – and we aren’t done yet! Here are some things you can do over the next few days to get that Constitution and the federal government cemented in … Continue reading

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Learning Experience – September 27/28 – THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE!

You read about the roles of the President and saw all of the benefits the President receives … but how does a person get that job with the cool White House? The Electoral College, of course – one of the … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE September 23/26 – The PREZ!

We have hit the basics of Congress – so now it’s time to head to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! To prepare for our next class, you have some “must dos”, some “can dos”, some “fun dos”,  and some “holy smokes I … Continue reading

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Federalism .. or should it be called Funfederalism?

Get it?  Federalism is so fun, that it should be called Funfedere … all right, I will stop. Hopefully you get the idea of Federalism from today’s activity. Want to review or learn more? Check out Federalism from ushistory.org or checkout Federal … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE – Article I – Welcome to Congress!

Young historians – it’s time to dig into the Constitution!  As we read through the awesome document, you may want to utilize one of the many the interactive online Constitutions as a guide.  I encourage it, especially if you get stuck!  I … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE September 19/20 – THE CONSTITUTION!

It’s a lucky time in your lives, young historians – you get to read and analyze the original US Constitution!  You will have a detailed study guide that will take you though the seven articles of the fabled document, and … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE September 15/16 – Ratification

Once the Constitutional Convention concluded, there was still a huge hurdle for the document to become a reality – Ratification, or the process of approving the Constitution. As you will find out, it will take 9 out of 13 states … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE September 13/14 – The Convention!

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 9/12 – Preparing for the Constitutional 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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LEARNING EXPERIENCE Sept 7/8 – The AOC

The first American government – the Articles of Confederation!  You got a little taste of it in class (get it – taste?  Candy activity that no group won … ha ha ha), and we chatted about it in class. Use the … Continue reading

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