History 8-1, Assignment Nine, Constitution and Government

 

 

 

Assignment Nine
The Constitution Packet

Deadline, TBA

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How was the Constitution created?

How does our government work?

How does the Constitution shape our lives today?

Page one of the constitution.

 

 

Description

This is the most important assignment you will complete in 8-1. It will consist of three parts.

Details about this assignment will posted in the next day or so.

 

Objectives

Students will identify and describe background and outcomes of the Constitutional Convention.

Students will be able to identify key vocabulary terms associated with the Constitution and the convention.

Students will be able to identify and explain the structure of the United States Government and Federalism.

Special instructions

You will submit this packet in all together. Keep your work in class and your essays until you are ready to submit it all!

Essay Rubic

Criteria Points possible for each essay

Is each topic answered completely?
Is the language use correct and easy to follow?

80

Are the answers essentially correct, but key points are missing?
Is the language use correct and easy to follow?

70

Do the answers use generic statements without clear conclusions and are the points vague and difficult to understand?
Is the language use obscure and does it contain frequent errors?

55

Are the answers random and vague? Does the language use containg frequent errors? Are the answers pointless statement that could be applied under any set of circumstances?

40 or less

 

 

Links

Printed files

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NOTE >> This link will be updated from time to time. This will be in order to include the materials you receive in class.

Be sure to include your essay about one of the following:

  1. How did the Constitution meet the calls for changes in the Articles of Confederation?
  2. In what ways are your rights protected by the Bill of Rights – be specific – three or four examples.
  3. Select a power of Congress – Article I, Section 8 – and describe how it affects the government today.

Media files

This is the link to Chapter Twelve, We the People.

Here are the links to We the People Power Point and Study Guide.

Here is the link to the diagram of the checks and balances in the Constitution.

Click here to view the Power Point about some key aspects of government. We used in in class on 5/17.

Click here to view the Power Point about the Electoral College we use in class 5/17.

Here is the link to the Power Point we used in class about amending the Constitution.

Click here to view the Power Point about the content of the amendments.

Here is the link to Constiutional Convention Power Point.

Online files

Here is the link to court cases.

Here is a link for Terry v. Ohio.
Here is another link for Terry v. Ohio.

Sound files