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U.S. Constitution (Garvey, Brock, and Euverard 7th Grade): Assignment

The Preamble

Objectives and Topics

Objectives:

  • Students gain knowledge about the US Constitution
  • Students learn to collaborate in small groups
  • Students demonstrate the ability to present material to classmates

Topics:

  • US Articles of Confederation (pg 145-153)
  • US Constitution Bill of Rights (pg  187-188)
  • US Legislative Branch (pg 173-180)
  • US Executive Branch Article 2 (pg 180-183)
  • US Judicial Branch Article 3 (pg 183-185)

Directions:

  • Students will work in small groups to research topics related to the United States Constitution and Government in order to present the material in an accurate presentation
  • Use approved online and text resources for research
  • Use US History Textbook pages 145-197 for research 
  • Presentation must be in PowerPoint or GoogleSlides format
  • Must have minimum of 5 slides 
  • Students cannot read directly off PowerPoint, must have accompanying notecards

 

Directions, Dates, and Grading

 Dates (Garvey): Updated for 2017!

  • Wednesday,  September 20: Project Introduction
  • Monday, September 25: Work day in library computer lab
  • Tuesday, September 26: Work day in library computer lab
  • Wednesday, September 27: Work day in classroom
  • Thursday, September 28: Presentations in class
  • Friday, September 29: Presentations in class

 Dates (Brock):

          Tuesday, September 22th – Project Introduction

·         Wednesday, September 23rd – Work day in the Library

·         Thursday, September 24th – Work day in class

·         Friday, September 25th – Work day in the Library

          Monday, September 28th -  Presentations in Class

 

Dates (Euverard):

-         Tuesday, September 29 - Project Introduction

-         Wednesday, September 30 - Work Day in Library

-         Thursday, October 1 - Work Day in Library

-         Friday, October 2 - Work Day in Class

-         Monday, October 5 - Presentations

 

 Grading (Garvey): Total 100 points  Updated for 2017!

  • Research 25 points
  • 5 content slides 50 points (10 points per slide)
  • DO NOT OVERLOAD SLIDES WITH MATERIAL. JUST USE KEY POINTS ON SLIDES.
  • Presentation 25 points

 

Grading (Brock): Total 60 points

               - Research 40 points

               - Presentation 20 points

 

Grading (Euverard):  Total 100 points

               - Research 60 points

               - Presentation 40 points