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)
The Constitution Lecture-Finish up with Block 4 (10 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 (45 minutes):
—US Constitution Scavenger Hunt (click on link for handout)
—Work with your same partners
—Complete the Scavenger Hunt
—Reference pp. 87-116 in your text
Constitution Exit Pass (20-30 minutes): Complete form via Google Docs
—What were the challenges faced by the Articles of Confederation?
—How did the Constitutional Convention create a new federal form of limited government?
—What were the opposing sides in the constitutional ratification debates?
—What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution?
—What were challenges and compromises around the creation of the Constitution?
Closing (5 minutes): Review objectives