This week, your child will be assessed over our current Social Studies unit, Unit 5: New Nation!
During this unit, students have studied the challenges that the new nation faced. Students studied the weaknesses of the original government established by the Articles of Confederation, identified key leaders of the Consitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and investigated major issues that these men debated, studied the 3 brances of the U.S. government (what they do, checks and balances, separation of power), and looked into the Bill of Rights. Students have been given their New Nation study guides and are expected to complete these. The Weebly review game over this unit is a great way to study!
*Mark your calendars for these imporant dates:
The Unit 5 New Nation assessment will be this Wednesday, March 30th! Study guides have been sent home, but can also be found under the 'Study Guide' tab.
Standards for the American Revolution Unit:
SS4H5 Students will analyze the challenges faced by the new nation.
SS4H5a. Identify the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation.
SS4H5b. Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and describe the major issues they debated, including the rights of states, the Great Compromise, and slavery.
SS4H5c. Identify the three branches of the U. S. government as outlined by the Constitution, describe what they do, how they relate to each other (checks and balances and separation of power), and how they relate to the states.
SS4H5d. Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.
Social Studies Homework for the Week:
Monday (3/28/16): Study for Wednesday's assessment & complete study guide!
Tuesday (3/29/16): Study for tomorrow's assessment & complete study guide!
Wednesday (3/30/16): 25 minutes of Weebly practice. Students will review past social studies units that we have studied in order to prepare for the upcoming GA Milestones test!
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Densmore, and Ms. Spaeth