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Perfect for election day! This is the story of how America became a country and adopted the Constitution to become the law of the land. It is a synopsis of the events from the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the United States Constitution. The focus is on America’s Founding Fathers and their struggles and compromises to get the delegates from the 13 states to ratify the document. The story is written in segments of one to three pages. Each segment is followed by a page of a few comprehension questions that highlight the important information in the segment. Reading the entire story will give kids an understanding of this period in history. However, it is designed so that the teacher can use specific segments to enhance the classroom curriculum—complete with questions for that segment.
Interactive materials and graphic organizers are included to help kids identify and understand the main ideas. Answer keys are included.
The goals are to increase knowledge of how America’s government was created, the three branches of government, and to improve reading comprehension in the content areas.
Some topics covered:
*Why America needed laws
*The Constitutional Convention
*Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
*James Madison’s Federalist Papers
*How the government was set up
*The three baranches of government
*The Great Compromise
*The 3/5 Compromise
*The 3 parts of the United States Constitution
Check out the preview to see more—including interactive materials. If you have any questions, contact me in the Q&A section or email me before purchasing.
This is a print-and-go resource. Everything is ready to use. Less work for the teacher, fun for the kids and great organization for everyone.
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