The Constitution: Functioning of the Federal Government PowerPoint provides two ability levels to differentiate instruction. There is a basic level and an enriched level. It is based on the NYS social studies 7th grade curriculum and standards but because of the different ability levels can also be used for high school. It has video links, vocabulary and an essential question. The content included is as follows:
branches of government
function of branches
Article IV of the Constitution
Article VI of the Constitution
The essential question is repeated at the beginning of the PowerPoint and again at the end. This is the essential question:
Explain four parts of the Constitution that help it function.
The following are the vocabulary words that are included at the beginning of the PowerPoint. Their definitions are provided in the PowerPoint.
House of Representatives:
There is also a social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan that goes with this PowerPoint but is sold separately. It includes the following:
3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
Theme Party Planner Activity with Rubric
Homework Paragraph Writing with Grading Checklist
To take a look, go here: Constitution Functioning of the Federal Government lesson plan
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This is part of an even larger CONSTITUTION UNIT BUNDLE. You save $27.00 when you purchase the unit bundle instead of each piece individually! You can find it here: Constitution Unit BUNDLE Common Core & Differentiated Instruction
Please download the preview so that you have a better idea of what you are purchasing. This PowerPoint was last revised on 10/21/2013. All links worked on that day. I cannot guarantee any links because I do not control the internet. Thank you in advance for rating and commenting on this product. Please be specific when you do so that more information is available for other teachers and myself. I take into consideration every comment I receive so that I can improve my products and become a better teacher.
Why do I provide two ability levels? I often co-teach and we have the opportunity to have her room available so we can split up the class. When I don't have a co-teacher in the room, I choose the ability level that is most appropriate for the majority of my class. The basic version allows students time to review the content with a partner after each slide. The enriched version allows students to critically think and interpret two sections of the Constitution.
Constitution Functioning of the Federal Government
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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