Monday, October 31, 2011

Framework of the Constitution (Graphic Organizer Project)

Create a graphic organizer including the following components:

Preamble
Text:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.



Articles 1-7
Each article covers a general topic, divided into sections which are more specific. For example, Article I is the longest. It has ten sections.
Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights added in 1791 to convince the state legislatures to ratify the Constitution.
Time Magazine Special Coverage:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2080345,00.html
Amendments 11-27
Amendments 11-27 were added between 1798 and 1992.


Civil War Amendments: 13, 14, 15
Voting Amendments: 15, 19, 26


Please include information (visual and/or written) explaining each of the four components.


Please present your information clearly. Do not clutter your poster with too much information/pictures.


The Constitution Explained:
http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php


Examples of graphic organizers:








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