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3 class periods of 90 minutes each
Enduring Understanding: Students will understand how the content of the U.S. Government enables the U.S. Government to function.
Depending upon which activities you decide to do, you will need some of the items from the list below:
You will need to understand the following vocabulary terms for the Civil Liberties Quiz.
How and why the Constitution was created and written.
Begin this lesson with a "hook". You may use things such as a 'How much do you know about the Constitution?' or a modified version of the INS citizenship test. Or, you could have students create their own classroom constitution.
Essential Question#1: What is the basic structure of the Constitution?
Essential Question #2: What are the roles and functions of the three branches of government?
Article I ideas:
Article II ideas:
Article III ideas:
Essential Question #3: How do separation of powers and checks and balances affect the U.S. Government?
Essential Question #4: What are rights, liberties, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens?
Essential Question #5: How is the Constitution a living document?
Possible Assessment Options: