Monday, November 25, 2013

United States History Constitution Project

Design a poster demonstrating your understanding of the Constitution. Students will be assigned one part of the Constitution as the focus of their project. For example, if you draw "Preamble," you will create a poster demonstrating your understanding of the Preamble or one part of the Preamble. If you draw "Bill of Rights," you may create a poster focusing on one or multiple amendments in the Bill of Rights. If you draw "Articles 1-7," you may select one of the Articles as the focus of your project. If you select Civil War or Voting Amendments, you may choose one or all of the amendments listed.

Use worksheets, packets, notes, etc. as resources when creating your poster. Check the U.S. History basket for worksheets, packets, etc.

Before you begin, complete the ABC Brainstorming worksheet to generate ideas for your poster. You must complete at least 50% of the sheet before beginning the poster. (You must brainstorm at least 14 words or ideas you plan to incorporate into your poster before you begin your poster.)
Example (If you draw Bill of Rights and decide to focus on the First Amendment)
A: Assembly, Activism, Armband
B: Books
C: Citizen, Censor 

Or if you draw "Articles 1-7" and you choose to focus on Article I:
A: Amend, Approve
B: Bill, Borrow
C: Congress, Collect
D: Debate, Declare


Preamble:
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 (1-10)


Bill of Rights added in 1791 to convince the state legislatures to ratify the Constitution.

Resources:
Time Magazine Special Coverage:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2080345,00.html




Civil War Amendments: 13, 14, 15


Voting Amendments: 15, 19, 26

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