Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}

Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
Creating a New Government: Late 1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
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The War for Independence was won, but the states were not united. The Articles of Confederation was still being followed 10 years after the war, to the detriment of the nation. Delegates met in Pennsylvania to discuss the ratification of the governing document. However, opposing views on how the nation should be run, quickly exploded. Groups like the Federalists emerged with ideas of strengthening the government while the Anti-Federalists wanted the power to lie with the states. Arguments, reasoning, discussions, and ultimately compromise would set a basis that the United States of America would still follow over 200 years later. No pressure!

This unit shows the causes that lead to the Constitution and the various views, beliefs, and human rights that would form this governing document. It has 10 reading passages with text evidence questions. 2 passages have a writing piece as well. Each standard (listed below) is represented. There are several options for practice activities, interactive notebook opportunities, visuals, writing option, and even QR codes for more research.

Also, there is a class-wide activity that begins with voting everyone into a branch of government, and ends with the making of Laws. Can your class pass any laws? This is a great opportunity to experience what it's like to work in the government. Who knows, maybe you are training a future president!

Here's the Contents:
p.2-6 - Thanks, Preview, Contents
p.7 - Social Studies Standards List
p.8-29 - 24 Vocabulary & Definition Cards (44 DIFFERENT Words with definitions)
p.30-31 - Creating a New Government Time Line
p.32-43 - Social Studies Standards Visual Posters (color & printer-friendly)
p.44 - The Articles of Confederation Reading Comprehension
p. 45 - Analyze Pros & Cons of the Articles of Confederation (Interactive Notebook Piece) p.46-47 - Describe the Articles of Confederation (Interactive Notebook Piece)
p.48 - Shays Rebellion Reading Comprehension
p.49 - The Lost State of Franklin Reading Comprehension
p.50 - Lost State of Franklin Cause & Effect Interactive Notebook Piece
p.51 - Constitutional Convention Reading Comprehension
p.52 -Discuss & Compromise Reading Comprehension
p.53 - Compromises of the Constitution Interactive Notebook Piece
p.54 -Ratification of the Constitution Reading Comprehension (with writing piece)
p.55 -Federalists & Anti Federalists Reading Comprehension
p.56 - Cut 'n Paste Venn Diagram for Interactive Notebook
p.57 - Compare & Contrast Federalists and Anti-Federalists Interactive Notebook Piece (Writing version)
p.58-73 - Bill of Rights Visuals and Explanations (Color & Printer Friendly)
p.74 - Circle Project Instructions with QR to Video for more support
p.73-96 - Circle Project Pieces (Color and Printer Friendly)
p.97 -The United States Constitution Reading Comprehension
p.98 -The Branches of U.S. Government Reading Comprehension
p.99 -The United States Congress Reading Comprehension (with writing piece)
p.100-105 - Branches of Government Visuals with Explanations
p.106-107 - Branches of Government Interactive Notebook Piece (color and printer-friendly)
p.108-109 - Visual of the Supreme Court Justices (clip art) (color and printer friendly)
p.110-112 - Supreme Court Justices Trifold, Flip Book Project with QR Code for Extra Research
p.113-125 - Create a Law Role Play Activity
p.126-127 - Preamble Cut 'n Paste (2 Versions for Differentiation)
p.128-129 - "We The People" Interlocking Trifold for Interactive Notebook
p.130-132 - The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution Research (Interactive Notebook Pieces with QR Codes)
p.133-135 - Amendment Research and Opinion Writing Pieces
p.136-139 - Knowing & Using the Other Constitution Amendments (Interactive Notebook Pieces)
p.140-141 - Kahoot! Instructions and Game Pins for Whole Class Review and Assessment
p.142 - Extra Reasearch Options for More Indepth Learning (Teacher Edition One Page Version)
p.143-154 - Extra Reasearch Options for More Indepth Learning (Student Edition Four to a Page Version)
p.155-156 - Credit


4.37 Analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, including no power to tax, weak central government, and the impact of Shays’ Rebellion.

4.38 Explain the events that led to the creation and failure of the Lost State of Franklin.

4.39 Identify the various leaders of the Constitutional Convention and analyze the major issues they debated, including:
• distribution of power between the states and federal government
• Great Compromise
• Slavery and the 3/5 Compromise
• George Washington and James Madison

4.40 Explain the ratification process and describe the conflict between Federalists and AntiFederalists over ratification, including the need for a Bill of Rights.

4.41 Describe the principles embedded in the Constitution, including:
• purposes of government listed in the Preamble
• separation of powers
• branches of government
• check and balances
• the amendment process
• principle of judicial review
• recognition of and protection of individual rights in the 1st Amendment

4.42 Write an opinion piece with supporting detail from primary sources that defends the ratification of the Constitution.
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