This week, your child will be introduced to our next Social Studies unit, Unit 5: New Nation!
During this unit, students will dive into the challenges that the new nation faced. Students will identify weaknesses of the original government established by the Articles of Confederation, identify key leaders of the Consitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and investigate major issues that these men debated, study the 3 brances of the U.S. government (what they do, checks and balances, separation of power), and understand and identify the Bill of Rights. In class, students will be working on a classwork scrapbook project that will relate to the topics we are studying!
*Mark your calendars for these imporant dates:
There will be a quiz over the material we have learned on Wednesday, March 23rd!
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 (3/14/16): Study new unit vocabulary (quiz next week!)
Tuesday (3/16/16): Social Studies IXL Link: F8
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Densmore, and Ms. Spaeth