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The Constitution

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Subject Area: Social Studies, Communication Arts


 Grade Level: 4


 Unit: The Framers of the U.S. Constitution


 Missouri Show Me Standards:


-Performance Standards


G1_02, conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas


G1_04, use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information 
 


G1_08, organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation


G2_01,plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences  


G2_02, review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity 


G4_01, explain reasoning and identify information used to support decisions


G4_04, recognize and practice honesty and integrity in academic work and in the workplace


-Knowledge Standards


CA_01, speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)


 CA_03, reading and evaluating nonfiction works and material (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals)


 CA_04, writing formally (such as reports, narratives, essays) and informally (such as outlines, notes)


 CA_06,participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas


 


 


 


SS_01, principles expressed in the documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States 


SS_02,continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world


SS_07, the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents


 NET Standards:


- 2b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.  


-3b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media


-3c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on appropriateness to specific tasks


 Curriculum Standards:


-Knowledge of the principles expressed in the documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States


-Gather, Analyze and Apply Information and Ideas


 Objectives:


 Introduction:


-Notify students that you are going to rewrite the rules of the class.


-The students should have 10-15 rules on their list; they may even use the rules that currently govern the class.     


- The students will create a list and then discuss and debate the rules explaining why the like or dislike a rule. You may need to suggest a rule that will create a debate among the class. You can make a rule that is gender specific, height, or clothing. An example could be that “Only females can earn extra recess time for good behavior.”


- Explain to your students that the Delegates or “Framers” of 1787 formed the U.S. Constitution in this manner.


 Guided Practice:


-Break students into small groups


-In each group, the students are to brainstorm the rights they need to learn


-Once the students are finished, have several of the groups listed their rights.


Independent Practice:


-Complete The Constitution web quest


 Closure:


-Students can share their findings.


 Assessment:


-Teacher observation &the web quest rubric will be used for assessment


 


 


  


 

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