1/27-1/31 - Week 4.4

Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/7/2020 6:00:00 PM

This week in US History, we conclude...


“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?


A Redress of Grievances: How are The Bill of Rights and Amendments supposed to protect citizens?


Establishing Justice: What was behind 3 Landmark Cases that define the power of the Supreme Court?


This week in class, students will:

  1. 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.
  2. Summarize rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
  3. Identify colonial grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence and explain how those grievances were addressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  4. Identify the origin of judicial review and analyze examples of congressional and presidential responses.

  5. Summarize the issues, decisions, and significance of landmark Supreme Court cases, including Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden.

  6. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as John Marshall.

  7. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
  8. Practice Units 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.


For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

"Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

  • Episodes 8 & 9
  • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.


Big Due Dates:

  • Due Mon/Tues - Unit 5 Five Alives
  • Due Wed/Thurs - Unit 5 Study Guide #1-11; 1-20
  • Due Wed/Thurs - Study For Unit 5 Test #1-35
  • Due Friday - Unit 5 Crossword