32 Multiple Choice Questions about the systems of government developed in early state constitutions and how those documents influenced the federal Constitution and Bill of Rights. All questions in lesson order! Includes a fast-grade answer sheet.
This worksheet is intended for use with Lesson 7 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. This We the People worksheet is designed for use with the Level 3 text -- the one with a white banner above a painting of the Constitutional Convention. The words "We the People" appear in yellow script across the white banner. The Level 3 text is designed for use with high school students.
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.
This worksheet set includes a fast-grade answer key with a matching student answer sheet so you can rapidly correct several student papers at once! Just line them up and away you go!
THESE WE THE PEOPLE WORKSHEETS USE 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 7 CONTENT:
"After declaring independence the Founders designed new state governments to protect individual rights and to promote the common good. This lesson shows how the constitution of Massachusetts in particular was designed to achieve these ends. State constitutions also contained bills or declarations of rights. These guarantees of rights, for which Virginia's Declaration of Rights served as a model, had a great influence on the development of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
"When you have finished this lesson, you should be able to
(Quoted from the Center for Civic Education)
LOOKING FOR MORE WE THE PEOPLE MATERIALS?
How about some fun crossword puzzles? This bargain bundle provides you with one or more puzzles for each and every lesson in the book, all of them differentiated into easy and hard levels!
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Government and Constitution Question Sets by Elise Parker TpT