Founding Documents Introductory Unit Bundle for US History

Founding Documents Introductory Unit Bundle for US History
Founding Documents Introductory Unit Bundle for US History
Founding Documents Introductory Unit Bundle for US History
Founding Documents Introductory Unit Bundle for US History
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6 MB|53 pages, 37 PPT slides
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    The Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights- so important for students to learn, yet it can be shall we say dry material to teach. It can be difficult to get students to buy in, take ownership of their learning, and understand the connections between these founding documents.

    This unit bundle is designed to flip the switch from lecturing or talking about the documents, to students fully engaging with the documents to understand their relevance to history AND today.

    Through this unit bundle, students will begin by reviewing some of the major events in US History through a fun, Instagram-inspired preview timeline; then they'll research and debate one another on the necessity of the Articles of Confederation; next they'll engage with and study the Declaration of Independence while comparing it to their newfound understanding of the Constitution; during their study of the Bill of Rights, students will better understand how these 10 amendments protect them personally; finally the critical thinking quiz and unit exam will ask students to not just regurgitate information, but to truly understand it and make connections on a deeper level. Critical thinking is definitely required!

    My philosophy is that lessons should always be engaging, educational, student-centered, and very low prep. Therefore, there is not a lot of prep work involved in any of the lessons. You will not find long lectures, but a few slides of background information where needed.

    Please view individual lessons prior to purchasing.

    What to Expect:

    • Warm Ups or Opening Activities (included in most lessons)
    • Essential Questions for Lectures
    • Brief Background Lectures (as needed)
    • Student Fill In Notes for Lectures (including Warm Ups)
    • Student Research Activities
    • Engaging Activities including Instagram-inspired activity, build your own government activity, Bill of Rights mini project, jigsaws, a debate, etc.
    • Copies of founding documents included: Declaration, Constitution, Bill of Rights
    • 1 Unit Exam & Review Guide
    • 1 Multiple Choice Quiz
    • Daily Lesson Plans
    • Suggested Order of Lessons

    Materials Needed:

    • Posters
    • Markers or colored pencils
    • Manila Folders
    • Computers for research, activities, & projects

    As I build the lessons that fit into this US History Thematic curriculum map, I'll add them to my TpT store and show you how I use them on Insta stories. Check out @mrspinteractiveclassroom and follow my TpT store (follow star) so you don't miss a beat!

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    Total Pages
    53 pages, 37 PPT slides
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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