Quarter 2, Week 2

Unit of Study

Unit 3 – The Constitutional Congress

 

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

*Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

  1. Students will identify the following weaknesses:

·        Congress did not have the power to tax, regulate trade, or enforce laws.

·        The AOC did not have an executive or judicial branch.

·        Changes to the AOC required unanimous consent of the 13 states.

SS.7.C.1.5

*Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

  1. Students will recognize the intention of the phrase “We the People”.

SS.7.C.1.6

*Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

  1. Explain the concept of limited government as set forth in the Constitution.

SS.7.C.1.7

*Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.

SS.7.C.1.8

****Explain the Constitutional amendment process.

  1. Recognize the significance of the difficulty of formally amending the Constitution.
  2. Recognize the importance and purpose of a formal amendment process.

SS.7.C.3.5

 

Unit Summative Assessments

·        Summative Exam

·        District test

 

Unit Vocabulary

Amendment

Anti-Federalists

Article

Bicameral

Confederation

Constitution

Electoral College

Executive Branch

Federalism

Federalists

Great Compromise

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Limited government

New Jersey Plan

Northwest Ordinance

Ordinance of 1785

Popular Sovereignty

Preamble

Ratify

Supremacy clause

Three-fifths

Compromise

Virginia Plan

 

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Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.1.6

SS.7.C.1.6

SS.7.C.1.5

SS.7.C.1.6

SS.7.C.1.7

SS.7.C.1.8

Objective

Students will interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

 

Students will interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

 

Students will explore the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism, which has led to tensions throughout American history and still sparks controversy today.

Agenda

 

1.     Create a classroom preamble project

 

 

1.     Complete classroom preamble project

2.     Preamble presentations

 

1.     PBS Video Special: Constitution U.S.A. – A More Perfect Union (Episode 1)

 

2.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSDyG6LzVWc

 

3.     Students will complete a KWL during the video

Assessment

Create a classroom preamble activity (F)

Create a classroom preamble activity (F)

KWL (F)

Homework

No Homework

No Homework

Anatomy of the Constitution

(Due next Fri.)