Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause

Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
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Constitution Unit

Flexibility and Elastic Clause of the Constitution

Aim: Why is the Constitution considered a "living document?

Included in this product:
• Title page
• Do Now question: What considers something or someone "alive?"
• Student-centered activity brainstorming question: How is the United States different today than when the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution over 200 years ago?
• Understanding the flexibility of the Constitution: amendment process, elastic clause, supreme court decisions
• The Amendment Process reading passage with scaffolding questions
• The Elastic Clause questions based on primary source quotation from the Constitution
• Supreme Court decisions reading passage with scaffolding questions
• Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question
• Flexibility Political Cartoon analysis for application
• Answer Key for Teachers

Students will research and understand the concept of the flexibility of the Constitution and what makes the Constitution a "living document" through the amendment process, the elastic clause, and supreme court decisions

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary

Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for activities}; questions are scaffolded; students argue their opinions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies

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Total Pages
12
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause
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