Teaching About The Constitution

Author: Clair W. Keller
Publisher: National Council for the Social
Size: 16.15 MB
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This book provides a historical perspective on the changing nature of the United States Constitution and the society it has shaped. Part I focuses on the eighteenth century with chapters on the origins, writing, and ratification of the Constitution. Activities are designed to help students think about the difficulties associated with the creation of the U.S. Constitution; to teach students to distinguish between Federalist and Anti-federalist principles; to give special attention to the treatment of slavery in the Constitution; and to explore the position of women in U.S. politics. Part II (a focus on the nineteenth century) concerns interpreting and amending the Constitution. Activities in this section explore the Supreme Court decisions of "Marbury v. Madison," and "McCulloch v. Maryland," implied powers, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Part III highlights the evolution of the U.S. Constitution in the twentieth century. Supreme Court decisions are used to illustrate freedom of speech ("Gitlow v. New York"); equality of opportunity ("Brown v. Board of Education"); and executive privilege ("United States v. Nixon"). The process of amending the Constitution is illustrated through tracing the Equal Rights Amendment through the amendment process. Part IV consists of a 25-page annotated bibliography. (SM)

The U S Constitution And You

Author: Syl Sobel
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764192302
Size: 73.14 MB
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All elementary school students learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution when they first begin social studies. This book is different. It tells boys and girls about the great American document itself--explaining exactly what the Constitution does, as well as how it affects and protects people today. Kids discover how the Constitution provides for the federal government's three branches--legislative, executive, and judicial. Then they see how it gives all citizens many rights, including the right to vote, to enjoy freedom of speech and the press, to worship--or not worship--according to one's religious beliefs, to disagree openly with government policy, and to defend oneself in courts of law when accused of crimes or civil wrongs. Kids also see how, according to the Constitution, many rights are kept beyond control of the federal government, and are reserved for the separate states, communities, and individuals. This book's language is clear and simple. It cites many examples that relate directly to each student's own experiences.

If You Were There When They Signed The Constitution

Author: Elizabeth Levy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338113577
Size: 73.16 MB
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If you were there when they signed the Constitution you would see --Why the Constitution is called a miracle. --The first big argument. --What was missing from the Constitution. This books takes you behind the locked doors of Philadelphia's State House during the history-making summer of 1787. You will meet the key delegates and find out what is going on.

The Words We Live By

Author: Linda R. Monk
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316381861
Size: 62.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE WORDS WE LIVE BY takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun control, and affirmative action. In THE WORDS WE LIVE BY, Linda Monk probes the idea that the Constitution may seem to offer cut-and-dried answers to questions regarding personal rights, but the interpretations of this hallowed document are nearly infinite. For example, in the debate over gun control, does "the right of the people to bear arms" as stated in the Second Amendment pertain to individual citizens or regulated militias? What do scholars say? Should the Internet be regulated and censored, or does this impinge on the freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment? These and other issues vary depending on the interpretation of the Constitution. Through entertaining and informative annotations, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY offers a new way of looking at the Constitution. Its pages reflect a critical, respectful and appreciative look at one of history's greatest documents. THE WORDS WE LIVE BY is filled with a rich and engaging historical perspective along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that your Constitution is a living--and entertaining--document. Updated now for the first time, THE WORDS WE LIVE BY continues to take an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and affirmative action.

Games And Strategies For Teaching U S History

Author: Marvin B. Scott
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825137723
Size: 11.53 MB
Format: PDF
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Developed by an acclaimed history teacher in Iowa, this popular resource includes 14 simulations, debates, quiz games and strategy games. It covers key topics from the first explorers to the 2000 presidential elections. Convene a constitutional convention, re-fight the Civil War, relive the Crash of ’29, and much more. Use this ingenious text to reinvigorate your history classes.

We The Kids

Author: David Catrow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142402761
Size: 58.50 MB
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Presents an illustrated version of the preamble to the Constitution of the United States.