Deadline, 11/18, 280 points
What powers are granted and prohibited to the national and state governments under the Constitution?
How does the Constitution shape our lives today?
This assignment will consist of three parts. Make sure you include them all together when you submit it.
Part One - US Constitution Final, 120 points
Part Two - Constitution Crossword, 80 points
Part Three - Constitution Interviews, 80 points
Students will be able to identify key vocabulary terms associated with the Constitution and the convention.
Students will be able to identify and explain the structure of the United States Government and Federalism.
Students will develop an understanding of how the enumeration of powers in Article I impacts our lives today.
The government created under the Constitution was new experiment in how a people could rule themselves. There was nothing like it at the time to draw from. In the intervening years, it has become America's greatest export. Now, the vast majority of nations around the world operate under some sort of constitutional government, and many of them borrow very closely from the model created for the United States.
The Constitution affects our lives in many, many ways. From the fact that the President can be removed from office by the Legislative Branch, right down to your cell phone, the Constitution spells out what government can, and in many cases, cannot do.
For this unit we are going to explore some key aspects of the government under the Constitution.
You will submit this packet in all together. Keep your work in class and your interviews until you are ready to submit it all!
Here is the link to the final test for this packet. You will receive one in class. You need to bring it in as hard copy.
Here is the link to the Constitution Crossword.
Click here to view a copy of the handout of the Article I, Section 8 and the Bill of Rights.
Here is the link to Chapter 12 - We The People.
Here is the link to the diagram of the checks and balances in the Constitution.
Click here to view the Power Point about some key aspects of government.
Click here to view the Power Point about the Electoral College we will use in class.
Here is the link to the Power Point we used in class about amending the Constitution.
Click here to view the Power Point about the content of the amendments.
Here is the link to the online copy of the Constitution, with notes, we will use in class.
Here is the link to court cases.