06. The Constitution and its Amendments.

Goals:

  1. Be able to identify which parts of the Constitution pertain to different parts of the government.
  2. Know the Bill of Rights.
  3. Know the big 6 ideas in the Constitution.

 

Tasks

 

  1. Using a spider map (or whatever outline form you like), outline the Constitution. Start with Section I and list who is pertains to, then what the main parts of each clause are. This includes the Amendments.

 

  1. Have each person write on a piece of paper, their answer to the following question: The Amendments to the Constitution protect and individual from whom? Collect answers, and sort into piles.

* The correct answer is that the Constitution/Amendments protects individuals from the government, not from other individuals.

 

  1. Have the students make a list of ways the Constitution and Amendments protect an individual from the Government. For help, see this article: http://www.constitution.org/col/03129_protect.htm

 

Interactive Task:

 

  1. 6 Big ideas in the Constitution: Limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty.

 

  1. Write/learn definitions for each of these words.

 

  1. Complete the following worksheet, using the Constitution as your resource. Make sure you can explain your answer.

http://www.archives.gov/legislative/resources/education/constitution/images/handout-3.pdf

 

 

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