Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson

Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
Influences on the Constitution Centers & Lesson
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This lesson introduces and reinforces the principles and documents that influenced the U.S. Constitution. It is designed to be taught over two class periods, but can be shortened into one class period if needed.

This lesson will engage your students in a variety of ways!

1. Students will make predictions on the names of principles before they learn them using tactile word cards (to build word associations and connections from the start of the lesson)
2. Students will illustrate the principles embodied in the Constitution in order to further their connection and associations to remember the terms
3. Students will go on a classroom tour of 7 documents (or governments) that influenced the U.S. Constitution. On this tour they will write down when and where each document was created, how it influenced the Constitution and which principles are in each document (to further reinforce understanding of the principles)
4.Review all answers to assignment, clicking to reveal each answer to easily allow gradual student participation in review
5. A quick review game on the documents

The Influential Principles included in this lesson:

Limited Government
Popular Sovereignty (Consent of the governed)
Republicanism
Federalism
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
Individual Rights

The Influential Documents (and governments) included in this lesson:

Greek & Roman Government
Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
John Locke's Two Treatises of Government
English Bill of Rights
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation

Files are editable if you need to make any changes to fit your instructional goals (add/take away anything)
Total Pages
63 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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