Students will have concrete, hands on opportunity to think critically about the foundations of the United States Constitution.
Students will grow beans in a bag to represent the 5 European Influences of the U.S. Constitution.
Here is the idea behind this activity:
Everything begins with an idea. That idea will begin grow and more ideas are added to it. Eventually you have a working thriving concept. The U.S. Constitution is very similar. The Constitution began as ideas brought from Europe: Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, John Locke, Montesquieu, Blackstone. When the colonists brought these ideas to the new world, they began to use them to create their own self-government, which gave them idea to have a revolution against the King of England, leading to the Articles of Confederation, and eventually the Constitution. When the students are doing their experiment. Every item in the experiment represents something.
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Great Activity for the students to understand the foundation of the Constitution.
I teach students from all over the world with different cultures, languages, and experiences. My students range from PreAP, Special Education, 504, English Language Learners, New Comers, Emotional and Behaviorally Challenged. I can have up to 5 different languages spoken in the classroom. This will work in your classroom if you set up expectations and have established your classroom atmosphere.
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