Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 – The Wild and Wacky 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 – The Executive Branch and Article II – September 22-25

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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Learning Experience – The Lawmaking Process

How does a bill become a law in Congress?  The process is established in the Constitution (Article I Section 7), but it has become a bit more detailed since 1787. Read the handout presented in class for the basics, and if you … Continue reading

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Learning Experience – ARTICLE I

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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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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