U.S. Constitution Unit: 5 Days of Lessons, Review & Exam Included Differentiated

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    Constitution Word Puzzle Review


    Here is a week of no-prep, engaging lessons, a review puzzle AND an assessment! The Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention and Compromises, Articles of the Constitution, Principles, Bill of Rights & a stimulus-based exam with answer key -- it's all here!

    Many students struggle with the concepts and terminology of the U.S. Constitution. These lessons will support them with readings, group work, gallery walks, graphic organizers, differentiation and videos.

    Every lesson includes hard copies for in class as well as Google links for you to use year after year.

    I've added a word puzzle review as a bonus. There is a modified version to differentiate your review.

    Here's a quick look at each day:

    DAY 1 - Covers the Articles of Confederation, Shay's Rebellion, and the Northwest Ordinance. And Editable PowerPoint walks you through awarm-up, brief lecture, short video with questions, primary source analysis activity and exit ticket. Two versions of the student handout is included (one modified)

    DAY 2 - Constitutional Compromises: This lesson includes a group simulation, students take on the role of southern states vs. northern states to negotiate the 3 major compromises (Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromises, Commerce Compromise)

    DAY 3 - "Meet the Constitution" introduces students to the articles of the Constitution & Checks and Balances and includes a primary source docuemnt analysis.

    Google links are included for the slides and student handout.

    DAY 4 - Principles of the Constitution. Students will engage in a Gallery Walk (or Virtual Gallery Walk) covering 6 Principles of the Constitution, discuss their findings and draw conclusions, as well as watch a video on the topic as an exit activity.

    DAY 5 - the Bill of Rights: This can be EITHER a 2-day lesson OR 1 day and homework, depending on your timetable. It includes a modified version of the student handout and a PowerPoint to walk you through each step of the lesson.

    DAY 6 - A Review word puzzle with amodified version included.

    DAY 7 - A document-based multiple-choice assessment.

    *** ALL DONE FOR YOU! ***

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    What is and is not editable?

    The slide presentations are editable. The student handouts are a PDF and not editable. The digital versions of the student handouts are also not editable (other than adding a textbox over existing text)

    Who is this resource NOT appropriate for?

    This lesson is probably too difficult for elementary students and lower middle schoolers and some lessons may be too easy for AP level 11th-12th graders.

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    By purchasing this resource you are getting lessons that would take many hours to create. It requires absolutely no preparation and you can use it again and again.

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    Feel free to ask ANY questions you may have either down below on this page or email me at teachandthrive@gmail.com

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    Total Pages
    90 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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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, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.


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