Chapter 7 - Constitution Project

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Chapter 7 - Constitution Project

  1. 1. Congress, President, Supreme Court Three Branches of Government
  2. 2. We the people of the United States, in orderto form a more perfect union, establishjustice, insure domestic tranquility,provide for the common defense, promotethe general welfare, and secure theblessings of liberty to ourselves and ourposterity, do ordain and establish thisConstitution for the United States ofAmerica.
  3. 3.  Social Studies 8th grade
  4. 4. Synthesize the basic structure of the Constitution.
  5. 5. Analyze and critique the roles and functions of the three branches of government.
  6. 6. Compare and contrast the way separation of powers and checks and balances affect the U.S. Government.
  7. 7. Assess your understanding and reasoning for the separation of powers.
  8. 8. Cite evidence andinvestigate howchecks and balancesimpact the USgovernment.
  9. 9. Prove and provideexamples justifyingthat the Constitutionis a living document.
  10. 10. The student will research the appropriate Articles of the Constitution that relate to the Legislative, Executive and branches of government.The student will develop help wanted ads for each position in the three branches of government.
  11. 11. Help Wanted1.President 2.Vice-President of the United States of America3.United States Senator4.United States Representative5.Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America
  12. 12. What you will need to do:Research the appropriate Articles of the United States Constitution that relate to: 1. The Legislative Branch of Government (Article 1) 2. The Executive Branch of Government (Article 2) 3. The Judicial Branch of Government (Article 3)
  13. 13. You will be working by yourself and in an appropriate groupEach „student will be responsible for developing a “help wanted ad”Each „group‟ will be responsible for developing a poster board presentation
  14. 14. Each student will be graded on his or her individual project.Each student will be graded on his or her group project.
  15. 15. 1. Job Title2. Salary3. Qualifications4. Minimum of three Constitutional roles/jobs5. How the person is selected for the job.6. Impressive, interesting
  16. 16. The American NationOnline sources:
  17. 17. Include with projectFollow format given in class
  18. 18. Individual project- “Help Wanted ad”To be presented on 8”by 11” paper. (Quiz Grade)Group project- Poster board (Quiz Grade)
  19. 19. President $400,000Vice President $221,000Senator $165,200Representative $165,200Supreme Court $199,200(Information as of 1-8-08)

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