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US Government Unit Tool Kit for Secondary Students

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Common Core Standards
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3 MB|5 pages
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Help build your students' civic knowledge with this tool kit, which includes a variety of engaging student-friendly lessons and offers support to teachers as they help students navigate US Government history and principles. This bundle includes all the nuts and bolts of teaching about the founding documents, with extra support from a teacher who majored in Political Science to help make it teacher-friendly too!

Nine activities are included:
- 8 Key Decisions When Creating a Government: An Apples to Apples Comparison of the Articles of Confederation and US Constitution

- Major Constitutional Convention Compromises

- Abridged Articles of the Constitution

- Checks and Balances

- 3 Branches Review Chart

- How a Bill becomes a Law Flow Chart

- In-depth Lawmaking Simulation

- Abridged Bill of Rights with 13 Scenarios

- Constitution Scavenger Hunt

Teacher support offered:
- Lesson delivery suggestions
- Slide-by-slide commentary for historical insight beyond the notes
- Suggestions for differentiation
- Answer keys

Student skills addressed:
- Interpreting primary sources, maps, data
- Critical thinking
- Collaboration
- Drawing conclusions using supporting evidence
- Civic awareness and responsibility

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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