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Justice in the Classroom | Rule of Law & John Marshall

2 Chapter Two:
Fight For Our New Constitution

U.S. HISTORY I CIVICS & ECONOMICS PBA SPANISH

(1776 – 1788) Relive our fight for freedom, the American Revolution, ratification of our new constitution and the development of checks and balances of the three branches of government.

Middle School: 2015 Standards

Virginia
USI.7b Articles of Confederation; Constitutional Convention; Influence on the Bill of Rights
CE.2b Influence of Earlier Documents on the Constitution of the United States
CE6.a, b Structure of the National Government; Separation of Powers
National
NSS-C.5-8.3 Principles of Democracy
NSS-USH.5-12.3 Era 3 Revolution & the New Nation (1754-1820s)
Fight For Our New Constitution

Video Presentation

PLAY Chapter Two

Play time without discussion,
approximately 6:25

Chapter Two - Lesson Plans

Constitutional Convention
Fact Sheet (Student Handout)
Create a Constitutional Convention Invitation! (Student Handout)
Create a Constitutional Convention Invitation (TEACHER KEY)
Constitution Family Tree
Discovering the Roots of the US Constitution (Student Handout)
Influences of the Bill of Rights
One Plus One Equals Ten! (Student Handout)
Resources
The First Charter of Virginia (Virginia Company of London) - April 10, 1606
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation 1777
John Marshall’s Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention 1788
The U.S. Constitution (SPANISH)
constitutionfacts.com
The Declaration of Independence (SPANISH)
colorado.edu

Performance Based Assessment (PBA)

SOL Skills Measured

USI.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;
c) interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;
d) using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;
e) comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history.

CE.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) analyzing and interpreting evidence from primary and secondary sources, including charts, graphs, and political cartoons;
c) analyzing information to create diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;
e) constructing informed, evidence-based arguments from multiple sources.

Creating the Constitution PBA
The Creation of the US Constitution (Student Handout)
Document Analysis Sheet (Student Handout)
Rubric for the Creation of the Constitution Performance Assessment (Student Handout)
Creating the Constitution PBA Images

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