1/6-1/10 - Week 4.1
Posted by Colin Dabbs on 1/12/2020 1:00:00 PM
This week in US History, we begin...
“A More Perfect Union?” or The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Responsibilities of Citizenship (1787-present)
Securing the Blessings of Liberty: How is the U.S. Constitution organized to give the government power, but not too much power?
We the People: What were the Compromises reached at the Convention over Ratification?
This week in class, students will:
- Analyze the issues of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including the Great Compromise and the Three-Fifths Compromise.
- Analyze the arguments of the Federalists and Anti‐Federalists, including those of Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, James Madison, and George Mason
- Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
- Practice Units 4 and 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.
- Analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
- Summarize the purposes for and process of amending the U.S. Constitution.
For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.
- Episodes 8 & 9
- Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.
Big Due Dates:
- Units 1,2,3,4 Stationed Review and Units 2&3 Crossword (in class. Daily Grade)
- Quizlet - review Unit 4 Key Terms (HW)
- Quizlet - begin Unit 5 Key Terms (HW)
- Due Mon/Tues - Principles Ad Pitch and Presentation (in group; with Rubric. Daily Grade)