Monthly Archives: September 2018

IT’S COMING …

GET READY FOR THE BAR EXAM!

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Learning Experience – THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

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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Check out 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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MORE FUN WITH THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH!

YEAH LEGISLATIVE BRANCH! When you finish Article I, you are halfway done with the Consitition,  Get some ice cream? If you want to see a little bit of Congress in action, play LawCraft, a fun legislation game from iCivics.org! Gotta love government … Continue reading

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Want more on FEDERALISM? Take a look …

Think you understand FEDERALISM?  Want to learn more?  Check out .. Play POWER PLAY from iCivics! Here’s a video overview of the topic from the Constitution Center in Philly: How about a crash course on Federalism from the peeps at … Continue reading

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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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