Middle School

Lesson Plans & Videos

Justice in the Classroom | Rule of Law & John Marshall

3 Chapter Three:
A Fledgling United States Of America

(1788 – 1800) George Washington is President. The Bill of Rights is adopted. John Marshall is the champion of the XYZ Affair, elected to Congress and appointed Secretary of State.

Middle School: 2015 Standards

USI.7c What major national issues and events did the first five presidents face?
George Washington
Federal court system was established.
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution of the United States of America.
John Adams
A two-party system emerged during his administration.
NSS-USH.5-12.4 Era 4 Expansion & Reform (1801-1861)
A Fledgling United States Of America

Video Presentation

PLAY Chapter Three

Play time without discussion,
approximately 7:30

Chapter Three - Lesson Plans

Sorting Out Political Parties - Lesson Plan Instructional Video

Justice In the Classroom: Instructional Video

Sorting Out
Political Parties

Watch students compete in “a throw-down” review of the first political parties.

Fun and prizes never fail!

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Instructional Videos

Enjoyed previewing video clips. Easy to use, teacher-friendly website. Nice different activities - quizlets, fun games, etc. Really appreciate the current events connections to the gov’t. Concepts - this is how I teach my class daily!