This PowerPoint presentation traces the origins of American government to three influential documents: the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Mayflower Compact. The goal is to identify common themes between these three documents and the Constitution. The presentation also includes a brief visual history of the circumstances behind the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Mayflower Compact, and is complete with highlighted titles, vocabulary words, and important ideas, and includes custom animation. The presentation is saved using a 97-2003 format.
Finally, your purchase also includes a graphic organizer in which students will identify the main ideas behind each document and how they influenced the Constitution.
After teaching government and economics at the high school level for two years, it was definitely eye-opening to be placed in front of middle school students. But, ten years later, I am having a blast teaching US History and World History!