The Constitution & a New Nation Unit - 6 Early American Republic Lessons

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Really comprehensive chapter! I've been using some of Heathers materials for two years now and I find them to be engaging and educational. Thank you!
Great activities to review the US Constitution and the Early Republic. I like the differentiated activities. I used this for my APUSH classes.
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This curriculum unit includes 6 Early American Republic lessons for 6 weeks of instruction & includes a printable & digital version. Some components are editable so you can tweak it to your students’ needs. Audios of the reading passages, quizzes, & tests are included. This is perfect for students with read-aloud accommodations. 

The included Constitution & a New Nation lessons help you easily integrate literacy with your social studies content with graphic organizers that focus on one specific reading skill per organizer, & students will be analyzing primary documents.

This Early American Republic curriculum unit can be used as a stand-alone in the classroom and as a homeschool curriculum.

It includes these 6 Constitution & A New Nation lessons:

⭐️ The Articles of Confederation lesson

⭐️ The Constitution lesson

⭐️ Presidency of George Washington lesson

⭐️ Presidency of John Adams lesson

⭐️ Presidency of Thomas Jefferson lesson

⭐️ Presidencies of James Madison & James Monroe lesson

This Constitution & A New Nation Unit includes:

✅ 6 editable PowerPoint presentations that cover the early American Republic era that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes (PowerPoint presentations include carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the Constitution & A New Nation lessons)

✅ 6 slotted notes sets so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentation. Editable slotted notes included!

✅ 6 informational reading passages about the early American Republic (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the "paper saver" version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the "note-taking" version which has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)

✅ 24 reading comprehension activities (4 per lesson): Includes key terms, dates & events, geographical connection, data analysis, political cartoon, literary works, and a literacy connection. Three of the four activities PER lesson have two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.

✅ 6 quizzes for each of the Constitution & A New Nation lessons included

✅ editable study guide

✅ editable unit test

✅ editable modified test

✅ answer keys for all components

✅ digital version of all components (Google & Easel)

✅ self-grading Google Forms version of quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test

✅ audio of reading passages, quizzes, unit test, & modified test (perfect for read-aloud accommodations)

✅ teacher's guide with suggested pacing map

PLUS these early American Republic activities:

⭐️ 6 graphic organizers 

⭐️ 11 Early American Republic interactive notebook foldables

⭐️ 6 Early American Republic primary source analysis pack

⭐️ 58 Constitution & A New Nation vocabulary word wall cards pack

⭐️ 6 Early American Republic Stations

⭐️ Early American Republic Simulation- Lews & Clark Expedition

Additional ways you can use these Early American Republic lessons:

⭐️Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on Google & Easel, so you can easily assign to your students. The quiz is also available on Google Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quiz is also self-grading!

⭐️Short on time? Simply give students the reading passage, and they can complete the reading comprehension activities independently. All information needed for the activities is contained in the reading passage! These can also be used for homework.

⭐️Perfect for sub plans! These lessons require ZERO prep for substitute plans. Students can easily check their own answers with the included answer keys.

What teachers are saying about this Constitution & A New Nation Unit:

❤️ “Really comprehensive chapter! I've been using some of Heather’s materials for two years now, and I find them to be engaging and educational. Thank you!”

❤️ “Really comprehensive chapter! I've been using some of Heather's materials for two years now and I find them to be engaging and educational. Thank you!”

❤️ “So many helpful resources. The vocabulary cards are great and the simulations are fun. Thank you” 

❤️ “This resource helped me reach my students!”

Specific reading skills in this unit are:

citing text & making inferences; relationships in a text/cause & effect; unknown words & phrases; text structure; integrating multiple sources of information; and central ideas & summary.

++++++++++US HISTORY CURRICULUM UNITS++++++++++

US History Curriculum Complete Course

US History Curriculum Vol. 1

US History Curriculum Vol. 2

Unit 1: Indigenous Peoples of North America

Unit 2: Colonial America

Unit 3: American Revolution

Unit 4: Constitution & A New Nation

Unit 5: Age of Jackson & Sectionalism

Unit 6: US Civil War & Reconstruction

Unit 7: Gilded Age

Unit 8: Progressive Era & American Imperialism

Unit 9: World War 1

Unit 10: Roaring '20s & Great Depression

Unit 11: World War 2

==========NO PREP UNITS FOR US HISTORY==========

US History No Prep Complete Bundle

US History No Prep Vol. 1

US History No Prep Vol. 2

Indigenous Peoples of North America Unit Bundle

Colonial America Unit Bundle

American Revolution Unit Bundle

Constitution & A New Nation Unit Bundle

Age of Jackson & Sectionalism Unit Bundle

American Civil War Unit Bundle

Reconstruction Unit Bundle

Gilded Age Bundle

Progressive Era & U.S. Imperialism Unit Bundle

World War 1 Unit Bundle

Roaring '20s & the Great Depression Unit Bundle

World War 2 Unit Bundle

Cold War Bundle

Civil Rights Movement Unit Bundle

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248 + 95 ppt slides
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

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