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Video 1: The Constitution

The Constitution deals with the structure and the history of the Constitution, including the factors leading up to the Constitutional Convention, information about the Founding Fathers and details about the content of the Constitution.

Common Core Standards — The Constitution


PowerPoint Notes — Forging a New Nation: The Basics of the Constitution

PowerPoint Presentation — Forging a New Nation

The Making of the Constitution

Comparing Governments of Early America Worksheet

Answer Key — Comparing Governments of Early America

Items That Are Not in the U.S. Constitution

The Unfavorable State of the Confederacy

Expert Groups Worksheet

Who’s Who at the Constitutional Convention — Trading Cards

Preamble Vocabulary

Acquisition of Vocabulary

Answer Key — Acquisition of Vocabulary

Synonyms and Antonyms Activity for Grade 5

Using Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet

Answer Key — Using Synonyms and Antonyms

Analogies Activity for Grades 6 to 8

Analogies Worksheet

Evaluation Activity

Understanding the Meaning of the Preamble — Grade 8

Group Assignments

Preamble Worksheet


Compromises — The Slavery Issue Worksheet

Compromises — The Slavery Issue Answer Sheet

Student Worksheet Evaluation — Self-Evaluation

Checklist for Group Work

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