• Social Studies


     Social Studies

What Are We Learning?

  • During the final quarter, students will learn about the creation of the United States Government and what their responsibilities are as a citizen. The following skills will be addressed:

    A.5.10: Students will be able to explain the key political concepts and their origins that are found in the Constitution.

    C.1.1: Students will be able to explain how and why the United States government was created.

    C.1.2: Students will be able to explain what a constitution is as well as its purpose.

    C.1.3: Students will be able to explain the term origin of rights.

    C.1.4: Students will be able to name the complaints in the Declaration of Independence and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

    C.1.5: Students will explain how the Bill of Rights came to be added to the Constitution.

    C.1.6: Students will be able to compare and contrast Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of government.

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Vocabulary Words

  • Bill of Rights- first 10 amendments of the U.S.. Constitution

    U.S.. Constitution- establishes the national government and fundamental laws for America, and guarantees certain rights to its citizens

    Articles of Confederation- the Founders first attempt at a national government; very weak

    government: the governing body of a nation, state, or community

    rights: legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement

    Declaration of Independence: document stating America's independence from Great Britain

    Federalist: person who supported the Constitution

    Anti-Federalist- person who opposed the Constitution

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Websites for Practice

  • Ducksters- This link will take you to the United States Government section where you can learn more about the topics during this unit.

    National Archives- This link will take you to a website where you can view the Declaration of Independece, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

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