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Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ

Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Did the Constitution Strengthen or Weaken Democracy? Discussion and DBQ
Product Description
This handout includes a week to two week's worth of materials to support students in answering the essential question, "Did the Constitution strengthen or weaken democracy in America?" It includes excerpts of a lecture defining democracy from a leading expert in the field, clips from the Constitution, a graphic organizer to help students organize their thoughts, sentence starters to support students in crafting arguments to answer the question, an "upgrade" list of low-level vocabulary with replacement words that are higher level, a sample paragraph, and a checklist with parts of a DBQ essay if you choose to have students write one. There is at least a week's worth of materials here, depending on how you choose to utilize them to best serve your students. I am planning to put up a follow up lesson that engages students, using this knowledge, to debate the current government shutdown. All very fun stuff!
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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