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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Lesson 5 Worksheet / Test
Product Description
57 Multiple Choice Questions about the systems of government developed by the colonists in America before independence from Britain was ever contemplated.

This worksheet is intended for use with Lesson 5 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 5 CONTENT:

"This lesson describes how basic ideas of constitutional government were developed and used in the American colonies before independence from Britain. It explains how social and economic conditions in America sometimes required old ideas about government to be adapted or discarded. Occasionally the colonists needed to create entirely new institutions.

When you have finished this lesson, you should be able to describe the early development of America's traditions of constitutional government. You also should be able to explain why the American colonists attached special importance to such constitutional principles as written guarantees of basic rights and representative government. Finally, you should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the differences between life in colonial America and in England during the same period, the relationship between natural rights theory and slavery in America, and how natural rights philosophy and history help to explain the colonists' views of the proper role of government."



LOOKING FOR MORE WE THE PEOPLE WORKSHEETS OR WE THE PEOPLE TESTS?

The links below might be just what you need:

We the People Lesson 1 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 1 Test
We the People Lesson 2 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 2 Test
We the People Lesson 3 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 3 Test
We the People Lesson 4 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 4 Test
We the People Lesson 5 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 5 Test
We the People Lesson 6 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 6 Test
We the People Lesson 7 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 7 Test
We the People Lesson 8 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 8 Test
We the People Lesson 9 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 9 Test
We the People Lesson 10 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 10 Test
We the People Lesson 11 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 11 Test
We the People Lesson 12 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 12 Test
We the People Lesson 13 Worksheet / We the People Lesson 13 Test




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Government Question Sets by Elise Parker
Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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