We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 Worksheet / Test

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
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49 Multiple Choice Questions on what the Founding Fathers knew and believed about constitutional government!

This worksheet is intended for use with Lesson 1 of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, an excellent high-school level textbook published by the Center for Civic Education. There are actually several levels of We the People available. You can tell if this worksheet matches your text by looking at the book cover thumbnail image included near the top of this page.


MEETING TEACHERS' NEEDS

If you have used this text, you have probably had the same reaction to it as myself -- fantastic content, placing government concepts in their rich historical context where they are best understood.... but where’s the testing program?

Indeed, the major drawback I have found to the We the People textbook is a lack of strong ancillaries. That is why I have developed my own. This worksheet has been used by real high-school students and has kept them engaged and on-task while providing me, their teacher, with valuable information about how well each of them is mastering government concepts.


A PRACTICAL APPROACH

All questions are presented in “Lesson order,” so that they can be used as a guided reading activity if desired. I often use them as tests instead, however, requiring students to answer questions from memory alone. I have found that if students read the text with partners and discuss it along the way, they have excellent recall and can easily achieve scores of 80% and higher even without being able to look in the textbook to check their first impressions.

This worksheet is targeted for use with only one lesson from the We the People textbook. Check back frequently for additional worksheets targeting other lessons from the book. I plan to regularly update my store with more We the People support materials,


LESSON 1 CONTENT:

"This lesson introduces the basic ideas and experiences the founding generation drew on to create the kind of government they believed would best protect the natural rights of individuals and promote the common good. Classical Greek and Roman writers, natural rights philosophy, the Bible, Protestant theology, ancient and modern European history, and the Enlightenment in Europe and America were among the sources of the ideas that influenced the Founders. The Founders also participated in self-government in the American colonies before 1776 and in state and local governments after independence from Great Britain. The Founders' ideas about society and government and their experiences were diverse. The colonies differed widely. This diversity fostered a rich dialogue about the purpose of government and how it should be organized.

When you have finished this lesson, you should be able to describe the diverse features of the early American colonies and states and their populations. You should be able to explain what the Founders learned about government from history and their firsthand experiences of government. How did this knowledge shape their thinking? You should be able to explain the meanings of the terms constitution and constitutional government and describe the forms of constitutional governments."


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We the People Lesson 1 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 1 Test
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We the People Lesson 11 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 11 Test
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 1 W