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Constitutional Convention Mini-Lesson
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  • Civics and Government
  • Middle School
After ten years under the Articles of Confederation, Americans realized they needed something different. This mini-lesson shows students the major...
Why Do We Have a House and Senate, Anyway?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students learn why there are two houses of Congress and discover how a bicameral legislature ensures that all states have a voice in bills. Together...
Federalism Debate Mini-Lesson
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  • Civics and Government
  • Middle School
This mini-lesson looks at the debate, and eventual compromise, between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists that occurred around the creation of the...
Anatomy of a Constitution
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2020
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  • Civics and Government
  • Middle School
This lesson gives an article-by-article overview of the structure and function of the U.S. Constitution. Students learn about the duties and powers...
Thinking as a Founding Father
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  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • High School
This Founding Father lesson is designed to introduce students to the Constitution. It can be used as a one-day lesson to fulfill the Constitution Day...
The Legislative Branch
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Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live...
US Constitution
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Lesson introducing the US Constitution
What Is the Federal System of the Constitution?
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This lesson teaches students about the federal system of government created by the Framers. Students learn about popular sovereignty, federalism, and...
To Amend or Not to Amend: US Constitution Lesson
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This U.S. Constitution lesson asks students to examine recent proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, analyze them for public policy triggering...
Democracy and Sovereignty in US Constitution
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  • Types of Government
  • High School
Lesson examining the different types of democracy and sovreignty evident in the US political system with a design-a-constitution activity