Overview: The importance of understanding the basis of our government is important to every citizen of the United States. This unit provides a condensed and understandable interpretation of the Constitution using terms that young people can comprehend. It provides a task for creating a brochure on the government; graphic organizers to record data, web sites, a rubric, and a teacher guide all following the Standards for the English Arts, endorsed by both the NCTE and the IRA. Students discover the leaders of the United States, how they are elected, and how the laws of our land are made. They learn the rights of every American citizen to lead a healthy and productive life.
Graphic organizers for the unit include the following:
The Constitution Booklet
Graphic Organizers for recording data