This is designed as an enrichment activity following a teacher presentation on the main thinkers of the Enlightenment. The first page are short excerpts from the constitution (including several from the bill of rights, a section from the 19th amendment, sections regarding the separation of powers, and a portion of the preamble. The back of the worksheet contains 3 short quotes from the declaration of independence, demonstrating Locke's idea of the Social Contract. So overall the worksheet is 1 1/3 pages. I teach 10th graders at a title one school and find they do fine with it as long as the teacher has front-loaded them with good notes.
April 4, 2012