Intro (5 minutes): Overview, Attendance, Agenda, Introduce Essential Question, Objectives, Standards
Essential Question: What gives government authority?
—know the challenges faced by the Articles of Confederation government.
—know how the Constitutional Convention created a new federal form of limited government.
—know the opposing sides in the constitutional ratification debates.
—identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution.
—analyze the challenges and compromises around the creation of the Constitution.
—Individuals, Groups, & Institutions(#8)
—Power, Authority and Governance (#ʻs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
—Civic Ideals and Practices (#4)
Analyzing The Constitution (30 minutes):
—Finish up presentation creation
—Share presentations in Google Docs
The Constitution Lecture (30 minutes): Take notes using Google Docs
—Major Principles of the Constitution
—The Federal System
—Personal or Individual Liberties
—Branches of Government
—Amending the Constitution
—Rights & Responsibilities of Americans
U.S. Constitution Scavenger Hunt (15 minutes): Begin, will finish tomorrow
—US Constitution Scavenger Hunt (click on link for handout)
—Work with your same partners as yesterday
—Complete the Scavenger Hunt
—Reference pp. 87-116 in your text
Closing (5 minutes): Review objectives and go over homework
Homework: Current events worksheet_4 due tomorrow