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 Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and investigated major issues that these men debated, studied the 3 branches 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.
Students will also be completing their scrapbook on key historical figures during the New Nation.
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.
3/27 - Work on scrapbook (due Thursday)
3/29 - Work on scrapbook (due Thursday)
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mr. Pham, Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Mrs. Widis, and Ms. Zarzour
This week in history:
3/29 - John Tyler, 10th President of US, was born in 1790.
3/30 - Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853.
3/31 - The Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC, was founded.