Type:

Lesson Plan, Unit

Description:

By Becky Orsini and Nick ThomasonThis unit was written as an in-depth explanation of the Texas and US Constitutions. It is an attempt to provide enduring understandings of the purpose behind the Texas and US Constitutions and why laws are important to keep a society functioning effectively. Students will be able to understand the relationship between civil liberties, state government powers, and federal government powers. They will see how the various parts of the constitution (Preamble, Articles, and Bill of Rights) work together to create a document that allows the government to work for the people while protecting them at the same time. In the end, the students will assimilate their knowledge of the six basic principles of the Constitution (popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and judicial review) into a project that requires them to create a their own constitution as a system of government to be adopted by their school.These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > State History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Special Education

Keywords:

UBD understanding by design Trinity University Texas history constitution

Language:

English

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