Helps students understand federalism in detail with these close reading worksheets that take them through Article IV of the U.S. Constitution. Includes an answer key with full explanations to help teachers guide class discussions of our gov't system!
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---I actually used this for a younger grade than was listed (7th/8th grade class) and it was easy to go through the information and worked perfect for us. Thanks!
Do you teach the U.S. Constitution to your government or history students? I go through it every year and constantly work on ways to make it highly interesting and relevant to students -- not to mention, more understandable!
Liven up your own teaching with this guided Constitution worksheet
that takes students through the details of Article IV, which covers the responsibilities of the states.
I BELIEVE IN CRITICAL THINKING
The worksheet is more than a reading comprehension activity. At key points, it asks students the application questions that are so essential to true understanding. To complete the worksheet, students will have to do a close reading of Article IV to discover key details, but then they will have to apply critical thinking skills to figure out, for example, what the Framers meant by "republican" government. The Constitution uses the term without explanation; with this worksheet, students are asked to go beyond the surface of the text to reach a level of true understanding.
To see the worksheet in operation, download the free preview!
TEACHER CONVENIENCE IS NUMBER ONE WITH ME!
As a teacher myself, I know that you have plenty to do. You need support materials that make your life easier, not harder. When it comes to this Article IV Constitution Worksheet, that means:
---The whole worksheet fits on one sheet of paper, front and back. This means that it is quick to copy off a class set, and you won't have to worry about stapling pages by hand if the office copy machine is out of staples. It also means that a set of the worksheets, used year after year if students are directed not to write on them, will take up very little space in your file cabinet.
---A full answer key is provided. It includes not just the bare answer, but also helpful ancillary information to help guide class review and discussion and keep the Constitution interesting.
Please feel free to download the preview to get a better sense of how my classes learn the Constitution step by step.
LOOKING FOR MORE U.S. CONSTITUTION WORKSHEETS?
If you end up liking this approach to the Constitution, you might be interested in my other step-by-step guided Constitution worksheets:
U.S. Constitution Article I Worksheet
U.S. Constitution Article II Worksheet
U.S. Constitution Article III Worksheet
For easy access to the other U.S. Constitution resources I've created, click the link below:
U.S. Constitution Activities by Elise Parker
keywords: Constitution, Article IV, federalism, full faith and credit, admitting new states, state responsibilities