New Nation and Government Bundle

New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
New Nation and Government Bundle
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This is a bundle of all of my New Nation and government resources! Each of these items can be purchased on their own as well.

In this bundle, you will get:
~Review games
~Assessment Options
~Crossword Puzzles
~Task Cards
~Morning Work/Class Work/Homework Option
**I am in the process of making teaching slides, so those will be updated soon!

Here is a detailed look at what you will get:

New Nation I Have Who Has Review Game
This is a review game I created for my class to use while teaching our unit on New Nation/Government. There are 36 cards included in this set.

You could use this game as a whole class review, review games for families to use, small group/center, etc. My class loves taking them and using them on their own! Check out my Instagram (fourthgrademania) or Twitter (klg2023) to see some shots of us using this and more in our classroom!

Skills Covered:

Bill of Rights:
~Who wrote them
~Why they were included in the Constitution
~What they do
~Who they protect
~First 10 amendments (What each guarantees?)
~What is an amendment?
~"We the people"
~What the preamble is

Government Basics
~Three branches (what are they and what they do/job)
~Buildings/People associated with each branch
~Separation of Power/Checks and Balances
~How a bill becomes a law basics ~Facts (How many Senators/Representatives and how Senators/Representatives are chosen-equal vs. population)

Constitutional Convention:
~Leaders (Washington, Franklin, and Madison)
~Issues Debated
State's Rights
Representation (voting)-Great Compromise (what did large vs. small states wanted)
*New Jersey and Virginia Plan-What each created and why it was created
Slavery-Three-Fifths Compromise

Articles of Confederation:
~Weaknesses and Strengths
(This covers specific weaknesses of the AOC including where the power was, what Congress could/couldn't do, and how it opened settlement to the west.)

Your class will love playing this game! Mine begs for the day these come out for them to use!

New Nation Pyramid Review Game
This is a review game I created for my class to play after we completed our New Nation/Government unit. It is modeled after the Million Dollar Pyramid. My entire class plays at one time (broken up in pairs), or you could have a pair go alone each time or even send home for a family review game! The possibilities are endless! My class LOVED playing this game and begged for more, so I am in the process of making more for our future units. I know your class will love it, too!


Skills Covered:

Bill of Rights:
~Who wrote them
~Why they were included in the Constitution
~What they do
~Who they protect
~First 10 amendments (What each guarantees?)
~What is an amendment?
~"We the people"
~What the preamble is

Government Basics
~Three branches (what are they and what they do/job)
~Buildings/People associated with each branch
~Separation of Power/Checks and Balances
~How a bill becomes a law basics ~Facts (How many Senators/Representatives and how Senators/Representatives are chosen-equal vs. population)

Constitutional Convention:
~Leaders (Washington, Franklin, and Madison)
~Issues Debated
State's Rights
Representation (voting)-Great Compromise (what did large vs. small states wanted)
*New Jersey and Virginia Plan-What each created and why it was created
Slavery-Three-Fifths Compromise

Articles of Confederation:
~Weaknesses and Strengths
(This covers specific weaknesses of the AOC including where the power was, what Congress could/couldn't do, and how it opened settlement to the west.)

There are 14 rounds ready for you to play!


New Nation/Government Crossword Bundle

This is my crossword puzzle bundle based on my New Nation/Government unit. These puzzles are also available for purchase separately in my store. These puzzles cover the Constitutional Convention, Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, and government basics. Please see below for specifics skills covered in each puzzle. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

**Bill of Rights Crossword Puzzle
Use this crossword puzzle as a review, homework, class work, or as an extension for those who finish early or need something to research ahead of the class. My students love these crossword puzzles, and I am sure yours will, too!

Skills Covered:

Bill of Rights:
~Who wrote them
~Why they were included in the Constitution
~What they do
~Who they protect
~First 10 amendments (What each guarantees?)
~Detailed breakdown of the first amendment (5 freedoms-What they mean)
~What is an amendment?
~"We the people"
~What the preamble is


After completing this crossword puzzle, your class will walk away with a good overall picture of what the Bill of Rights do and a general idea of what each amendment means to them. I hope your class enjoys this as much as mine does!

**Government/Branches of Government Crossword Puzzle
Use this crossword puzzle as a review, homework, class work, or as an extension for those who finish early or need something to research ahead of the class. My students love these crossword puzzles, and I am sure yours will, too!

Skills Covered:

Government Basics
~Three branches (what are they and what they do/job)
~People in charge of each branch
~Buildings for each branch
~Separation of Power/Checks and Balances
~How a bill becomes a law basics (What is a bill, veto, two thirds vote to still pass bill, unconstitutional)
~Facts (How many Senators/Representatives/Justices and how Senators/Representatives are chosen-equal vs. population)

After completing this crossword puzzle, your class will walk away with a good overall picture of how the three branches work and what each branch is made up of. I hope your class enjoys this as much as mine does!

**Constitutional Convention Crossword Puzzle
Use this crossword puzzle as a review, homework, class work, or as an extension for those who finish early or need something to research ahead of the class. My students love these crossword puzzles, and I am sure yours will, too!

Skills Covered:

Constitutional Convention:
~Leaders (Franklin and Madison)
~Issues Debated
State's Rights
Representation (voting)-Great Compromise (what did large vs. small states wanted)
*New Jersey and Virginia Plan-What each created and why it was created
Slavery-Three-Fifths Compromise
~Facts
How many states needed to ratify, and how many they wanted to ratify
Delegates (One state didn't send a delegate)
Where the Constitutional Convention occurred
Ratification (First and last state the ratify)

Upon completion, your students will walk away with a nice overview and understanding of what happened at the Constitutional Convention and why it is an important part of our history.

I hope your class enjoys this product!


**Articles of Confederation Crossword Puzzle
Use this crossword puzzle as a review, homework, class work, or as an extension for those who finish early or need something to research ahead of the class. My students love these crossword puzzles, and I am sure yours will, too!

Skills Covered:

Articles of Confederation:
~Weaknesses and Strengths
(This covers specific weaknesses of the AOC including where the power was, what Congress could/couldn't do, and how it opened settlement to the west. It also covers how many states were needed to approve and amend laws as well as which branch was in our government at that time. After this crossword, your class will be well versed in the overall idea of what the AOC was and how it worked.)

New Nation Morning Work/Homework/Class Work
This is the morning work I created for my class to complete throughout our New Nation/Government unit. In the beginning, they will utilize their resources to research the answers. As we progress through the unit, students could complete this on their own as a review. This could be used as a preteaching, homework, morning work, centers...the possibilities are endless! This could also be utilized if you are short on time and need a product to guide your teaching and serve as a “workbook” and/or notes for students to study.

Skills Covered:
~Identify the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation.
~Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and describe the major issues they debated, including the rights of states, the Great Compromise (Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan), and slavery.
~Identify the three branches of the U. S. government as outlined by the Constitution, describe what they do, how they relate to each other (checks and balances and separation of power), and how they relate to the states.
~Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.
~Causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House.

I hope your class enjoys these as much as mine does! Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your students.

New Nation Study Guide and Unit Assessment
*Newly updated with this year's assessment we are using. I also included a test with less writing in it for a differentiated assessment, if needed. Enjoy!


This is the study guide and unit assessment I created to go along with my New Nation unit. This was designed with fourth grade in mind, but it could be used with various other grades or as a differentiation project research start! The study guide is open ended to ensure mastery of the skills, not just basic recall. The assessments contains a mixture of question types (multiple choice, short answer, matching, open ended) to meet all the levels and needs. For both, you will find an answer key.

Concepts covered:
~Articles of Confederation
~Constitutional Convention
~Writing the Constitution (Preamble and Why)
~Bill of Rights (Why added and general idea of what it means)
~Focus on first amendment
~Government
*Branches
*Duties of Each
*Buildings and People included in each
*Separation of Power and Checks and Balances

I hope you and your classroom find this resource helpful. Please let me know what I can do to help!

New Nation Assessment Bundle

This is all of the assessments I created for my class during our New Nation/Government unit. Because this unit is so detailed, I developed quick checks (I use them as pop quizzes or announced quizzes) along the way. I have also included my final unit assessment.

Assessments Included:
~ Final Assessment over all standards
~ Constitutional Convention Quick Check
~ Articles of Confederation Quick Check
~ Articles of Confederation 2 (more in depth) Quick Check
~ What do you remember? Quick Check I created to review what they recall from third grade (and what they still need to know in fourth grade) regarding the branches of government, duties of each, Congress, and how the branches keep each other in check.
~ Branches, Constitution, and Bill of Rights Quick Check
~ Branches and Bill of Rights (more in depth) Quick Check
~ War of 1812 Quick Check
*Each assessment comes with an answer key!

In addition to the assessments, I have also included...
~A critical thinking activity on the Bill of Rights (Students choose which amendment they think is most important. Then, they get with a group and try to come to a consensus. Great conversations emerge!)
~Bill of Rights homework chart (Students talk with their parents about each amendment and record highlights on the chart provided. I love getting parents involved and talking with their child about school topics!)

Standards/topics addressed in all assessment and activities:
~Branches of government and duties of each
~Bill of Rights with special focus on first amendment and why it was included, but also includes some of the other more well known amendments and overall general idea of of what the Bill of Rights does
~Constitution-What it is, why it was created, and the Preamble
~Articles of Confederation- Why it was created, the strengths, weaknesses, and what happened to it
~Constitutional Convention- Why they got together, what they discussed (rights, representation (Great Compromise) and slavery), leaders, what they accomplished
~New Jersey and Virginia Plan (Congress-Great Compromise) and the resulting Senate and HOR
~War of 1812- why, what happened during (burning of White House and Capitol and writing of the National Anthem), and the result

I hope you and your class find these as useful as I do! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your classroom. Thank you!

New Nation Task Cards
These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our New Nation unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included an answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.

Skills Covered
~Articles of Confederation (weaknesses, strengths, power)
~Constitutional Convention (leaders, areas they debated-rights, representation, slavery-, why they met)
~Great Compromise
~3/5 Compromise
~Branches of government (roles, people, buildings)
~Checks and balances
~Separation of power
~Bill of Rights (Why included and what it did)
~First amendment
~"We the people"
~How a law is created
~War of 1812 (why, what happened)

These could be used as individual practice, an assessment, a group activity, homework, or for an early finisher.

I hope your class gets great use out of these task cards!
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