Constitution Unit BUNDLE Common Core & Differentiated Instruction

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You SAVE $29.00 by purchasing this BUNDLE instead of each piece individually. This bundle includes 8 PowerPoints and 8 differentiated instruction lesson plans with vocabulary, essential questions, note sheets, activities and homework! It follows the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum and standards and also brings in the common core standards. Although I chose the 2 weeks as the length of time it will take, it will actually take more like 2 1/2 to 3 weeks depending on how long your class periods are and if your students can stay on task and finish in the time limits provided. I estimated that it will take 15 hours to get through this bundle.

I have listed and included a short description of each lesson plan and the PowerPoint that goes with it below. I also added links to the individual items so that you can see the ratings and comments for them.


1. ANNAPOLIS CONVENTION


The PowerPoint provides two ability levels of the same content to differentiate instruction; basic and enriched.

The following is the content:

1. Impracticality of correcting weaknesses in Articles of Confederation
2. Need for an improved form of government without losing key elements of a new philosophy of government
3. Decision to write a constitution

The headings of the slides are as follows:

1. Vocabulary
2. Essential Questions
3. When and Where?
4. Who was there?
5. Why was the Convention called?
6. Impracticality of Correcting Weaknesses in Articles of Confederation
7. What did they decide?
8. Essential Questions

These are the essential questions:

1. Why was a new constitution necessary?
2. What was the importance of the Annapolis Convention?

The differentiated instruction lesson plan includes the following:

1. Lesson Plan
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. Enriched Note Sheet for both Ability Levels of the PowerPoint
4. Basic Note Sheet for Enriched PowerPoint
5. Basic Note Sheet for Basic PowerPoint
6. Enriched Primary Source Activity (Annapolis Convention)
7. Basic Primary Source Activity (Annapolis Convention)
8. Primary Source Activity Answer Key

Below are the links to the two parts of this lesson so you can view the ratings and comments:

Constitution Annapolis Convention Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution Annapolis Convention PowerPoint

Constitution Annapolis Convention BUNDLE

This PowerPoint and lesson plan were last revised on 10/28/2013. All links worked on that day. I cannot guarantee any of the links because I do not control the internet.


2. MAJOR ISSUES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION


These are the essential questions that included:

1. Why was a new constitution necessary?
2. What were the four major issues focused on by the Constitutional Convention?

The following is the content included in the notes:

1. Constitutional Convention: Setting and Composition
2. Major Issues: Limits of Power: National versus State (Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan)
3. Major Issues: Representation: Slaves and Apportionment (Slave States and Free States)
4. Major Issues: Electoral Procedures (Direct and Indirect Election)
5. Major Issues: Rights of Individuals (Federalists versus Anti-Federalists)

The lesson includes the following:

1. Lesson Plan with notes
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. Enriched Note Sheet
4. Basic Note Sheet
5. Critical Thinking Activity (mixed ability level grouping; not differentiated)

There are links included in the notes. This was last revised on 11/4/2013. All links worked on that day. I cannot guarantee links because I do not control the internet. The lesson will take approximately 109 minutes or two days.

Constitutional Convention: Major Issues BUNDLE

Constitutional Convention: Major Issues PowerPoint

Constitutional Convention: Major Issues Lesson Plan


3. THE NEED FOR COMPROMISE


It uses different ability levels and the Multiple Intelligence Theory to differentiate instruction.

It includes the following:

1. Lesson Plan with PowerPoint
2. 3 ability levels of vocabulary sheets; enriched, average and basic
3. 2 ability levels of note sheets; enriched and basic
4. 2 Ability Levels of a Graphic Organizer about the Compromises
5. Graphic Organizer Answer Sheet
6. Activity Choice Sheet to Help Plan
7. Obstacle Course Design with Rubric
8. News Article with Rubric

The following is the content that is used:
1. The Issue of a "Federal" or a "National" Government
2. Chart for the Presidency Compromise
3. The Great Compromise Chart
4. The 3/5ths Compromise on Slavery Chart
5. The Commerce Compromise: Issue Regulation of Trade Chart

This was last revised on 11/5/2013.

It will take about 147 minutes or 2-3 days to complete depending on how long your class periods are.

Below are the links to both the PowerPoint and the lesson plan so that you can view their individual ratings and comments:

Constitutional Convention: The Need for Compromise BUNDLE

Constitutional Convention: The Need for Compromise Lesson Plan

Constitutional Convention: The Need for Compromise PowerPoint


4. UNDERLYING LEGAL AND POLITICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION


It includes the following content many of which are in chart form:

1. federalism
2. enumerated and reserved powers
3. prohibited powers
4. separation of powers
5. checks and balances
6. Amendments
7. Bill of Rights

It includes the following pieces:

1. PowerPoint
2. Lesson Plan with notes
3. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
4. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
5. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
6. Group Activity on Separation of Powers (mixed ability grouping and not differentiated)
7. Group Activity on Bill of Rights (Mnemonics) (mixed ability grouping and not differentiated)

This was last revised on 10/21/2013. All links worked on that date but I cannot guarantee links because I do not control the internet. This will take about 110 minutes to complete.

Below are the links to the individual lesson plan and PowerPoint so that you can see the ratings and comments on them or purchase only one of them.

Constitution Underlying Legal and Political Principles Lesson

Constitution Underlying Legal and Political Principles PowerPoint

Constitution Underlying Legal and Political Principles Bundle


5. CONSTITUTION AND THE FUNCTIONING OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT


It has the following content:

1. Preamble
2. Branches of government
3. Function of branches
4. Article IV of the Constitution
5. Article VI of the Constitution

It also includes the following:

1. PowerPoint
2. Lesson Plan
3. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
4. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
5. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
6. Theme Party Planner Activity with Rubric and time frames for each step as well as student roles to help the students stay on task and keep moving; this is not differentiated because it is a cooperative mixed ability level group activity
7. Homework Paragraph Writing with Grading Checklist is also not differentiated

Below are links to the individual parts of the bundle so that you can see the ratings and comments for both or purchase only one of them.

Constitution Functioning of the Federal Government PowerPoint

Constitution Functioning of the Federal Government lesson plan

Constitution Functioning of the Federal Government Bundle


6. CONSTITUTION AS A LIVING DOCUMENT


The PowerPoint and lesson plan both use ability levels to differentiate instruction. The lesson plan also allows for student choice with the activities that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. The essential question appears at the beginning of the PowerPoint as well as at the end. This is the essential question:

1. What are the four ways to change the Constitution which make it a “living document”?

These are the headings of the PowerPoint slides:

1. Vocabulary
2. Essential Question
3. The Elastic Clause and Delegated Power Facilitate Action
4. Amendment procedure as a mechanism for Change (Article V)
5. The Bill of Rights
6. Supreme Court Decision (e.g., Tinker v. DesMoines School District, 1969)


This is what is included:

1. Lesson Plan and PowerPoint
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
4. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
5. Activity Choice Sheet
6. Nonfiction Rhyming Poem Activity with Rubric (cooperative mixed ability grouping)
7. Rap and Dance Activity with Rubric (cooperative mixed ability grouping)
8. Homework Paragraph Writing with Grading Checklist
9. PowerPoint

Below are the links to the PowerPoint and the lesson plan so that you can see the ratings and the comments of them or purchase one and not the other.

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document Lesson Plan

Constitution as a Living Document Bundle


7. EVOLUTION OF AN "UNWRITTEN CONSTITUTION"


It uses different ability levels and the Multiple Intelligence Theory to differentiate instruction. It includes the following sections:

1. PowerPoint
2. Lesson Plan
3. 3 ability levels of vocabulary sheets
4. 2 ability levels of note sheets for the enriched PowerPoint
5. Basic ability level note sheet for the basic PowerPoint (enriched note sheet works for both levels)
6. Student choice activity sheet about how a bill becomes a law
7. Maze activity with rubric (cooperative mixed ability grouping)
8. Children's storybook activity with rubric (cooperative mixed ability level grouping)
Both activities focus on how a bill becomes a law.
9. 2 ability levels of a graphic organizer with answer sheet for the concluding set
10. Paragraph writing assignment about the President's cabinet for homework

These are the headings of the PowerPoint slides:

1. Political Parties Began to Develop Due to Different Political Beliefs
2. Federalists v. Anti-Federalists Chart
3. Federalist Papers
4. President's Cabinet
5. President's Relation to Congress
6. How a Bill Becomes a Law
7. Committee System in Congress
8. Traditional Limitations on Presidential Term

The essential questions are as follows and are repeated at the beginning of the PowerPoint and then again at the end.

1. What are the five “unwritten” parts of the Constitution?
2. What was the main difference between the federalists and the anti-federalists?
3. How does a bill become a law?

Below I have provided the links to the PowerPoint and the Lesson Plan that are sold individually so that you can see the ratings and comments of each of them.

Evolution of the "Unwritten" Constitution PowerPoint

Evolution of the "Unwritten" Constitution Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Evolution of the "Unwritten" Constitution bundle


8. THE RATIFICATION PROCESS


The PowerPoint and lesson plan are differentiated by providing different ability levels. This brings in the common core standards because it uses the Federalist Papers as a primary source.

This lesson includes the following parts:

1. Lesson Plan and PowerPoint
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets; basic, average, enriched
3. Enriched Note Sheets that word with both ability levels of the PowerPoint
4. Basic Ability Level of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
5. Basic Ability Level of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
6. Federalist Papers DBQ Activity 2 Ability Levels; basic and enriched
7. Federalist Papers DBQ Activity Answer Sheet
8. 2 Ability Levels of Graphic Organizer; basic, enriched
9. Graphic Organizer Answer Sheet

The following is the content that is included in the PowerPoint:

1. Debate between states
2. Federalist Papers
3. Poughkeepsie Convention
4. federalists
5. anti-federalists
6. formal ratification of the Constitution
7. Leadership of Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison

Please be aware of that it will take about 72 minutes to complete. This was last revised on 10/17/2013. All links worked on that date but I cannot guarantee the links because I do not control the internet. You can follow the links to find out the individual ratings and comments of these items.

Ratification Process of the US Constitution PowerPoint

Ratification Process of the US Constitution Lesson Plan

Ratification Process of the US Constitution Bundle


Please download the preview file so that you can see the lesson plans. Unfortunately, tpt doesn't allow as large of a preview file as I would have liked. I had to take out all of the PowerPoint previews in order to post this. You can get them by following the links above though. Thank you in advance for rating me. Please be as specific as possible when you comment so that other teachers have more information to base their decision on. Your specific comments help me become a better writer and teacher.


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