The Constitution Packet
Deadline, Feb. 25, TBA points
How does our government work?
How does the Constitution shape our lives today?
This is the most important packet you will complete in 8-1. It will consist of several parts. Look at the list below.
Part One - The Constitution Take Home Test - 120 points
Part Two - The Constitution Crossword - 80 points
Part Three Separation of Powers Chart - 20 points
Part Four - Essays
Essay One - Explain the Electoral College to someone from another nation. - 40 points
Essay Two - Essential questions about your chosen legal case. - 40 points
Essay Three - The summary and paper about You, the Jury, State v. King. - 40 points
Essay Four - Constitution Interview - 40 points
Part Five - The Six Principles news article. 40 - points. You need to find a news article from the last six months that deals with one of the six principles of government and a short essay explaining how it is related.
Packet Assembly - Table of Contents, notes, handouts, and assignment in order - 40 points
Your Copy of the Constitution with the notes page - 20 points
Your packet checklist so far - up to now your packet should include the following:
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.
You will submit this packet in all together. Keep your work in class and your essays until you are ready to submit it all!
Links you will use with this assignment
A copy of the assignment
Copies of the sections of this packet will be posted soon.
To view the PowerPoint about the structure of the Constitution, click here.
Here is the link to the final test for this packet. You will receive one in class. You need to bring it in as hard copy.
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.
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 the PowerPoint file about the structure of the Constitution.
Click here to view the PDF file about the six principles of government we viewed in class.
Click here to view the PowerPoint file about the Federal Court System.
Here is the link to court cases.
Click here to view a shortened segments from You, the Jury.
Here is the link to the handout that accompanies You, the Jury.