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23 August 2012 一 Bell RingerBell Ringer Get out a sheet of paper. Today we are PAPER BOXING. After you are done folding your paper, write your full name.

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1 23 August 2012 一 Bell RingerBell Ringer Get out a sheet of paper. Today we are PAPER BOXING. After you are done folding your paper, write your full name in the upper right-hand corner. Under your name, write today’s date. Under the date, write CIVICS and the period you have civics.

2 Label the four boxes Books, Movies, Music, and Television. Think about your three favorites for each of these categories. You have six minutes. You can TALK about this in your groups, as well.

3 Time’s up! Please put your paper away into your binder. We will now have a tiny bit of lecture (with no note taking).

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5 Important Dates American Revolution Starts Declaration of Independence American Revolution Ends George Washington takes office What happened here?

6 After declaring independence and fighting off England, our government was based on a document called the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation got us through the war victorious, but once the battles were over, the founding fathers realized that the government of the Articles of Confederation could no longer rule the states. Articles of Confederation

7 There was no way to change the Articles of Confederation. Members of Congress, leaders of state governments, and Revolutionary War veterans met together in Philadelphia, the largest city in the United States at the time. The Library Company, one of the nation’s first libraries, provided books and reference material for the Convention delegates.

8 This Constitutional Convention was the second American Revolution. These men were overthrowing their government with the full support of the government.

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10 Founders Library Sort I will now pass a copy of the Constitution to each group. Give one or two pages to each group member. Next, I am passing out the Founders’ Library and its Influences on the Constitution worksheet to each group. Put each group member’s name on the line at the top as well as writing the date and period you all have civics.

11 Founders Library Sort Finally, I am passing out ‘library books’ that the founders used as influences while writing the Constitution. Each group will get one ‘library book’. After reading that ‘book,’ the group will have to read through the Constitution and the first ten Amendments. When you find a place where that thinker’s influence is apparent, get out the worksheet. Write the author’s name next to the article or amendment he inspired. Most authors will be an influence for many parts of the Constitution, so don’t stop just because you found one inspired passage. After fifteen minutes, we’ll switch to another ‘book’.

12 Founders Library Sort Time for a new ‘book’! Each group needs to return their old one and get a new ‘library book’. After reading that ‘book,’ the group will have to read through the Constitution and the first ten Amendments. When you find a place where that thinker’s influence is apparent, get out the worksheet. Write the author’s name next to the article or amendment he inspired. Most authors will be an influence for many parts of the Constitution, so don’t stop just because you found one inspired passage. After ten minutes, we’ll stop for today.

13 四 Mental Sentence Think about the list of your influences you wrote earlier. In your head, make a complete sentence about how that influence has affected your life.

14 24 August 2012 一 Bell Ringer Get your group’s worksheet from the front desk. Pick up a paper-clipped copy of the Constitution, as well. When the bell rings to begin class, I will hand your group a new ‘book’ to work with.

15 一 Founders Library Sort After reading you first ‘book’ today, the group will have to read through the Constitution and the first ten Amendments. When you find a place where that thinker’s influence is apparent, get out the worksheet. Write the author’s name next to the article or amendment he inspired. Most authors will be an influence for many parts of the Constitution, so don’t stop just because you found one inspired passage. After twelve minutes, we’ll switch to another ‘book’.

16 一 Founders Library Sort Time for a new ‘book’! Each group needs to return their old one and get a new ‘library book’. After reading that ‘book,’ the group will have to read through the Constitution and the first ten Amendments. When you find a place where that thinker’s influence is apparent, get out the worksheet. Write the author’s name next to the article or amendment he inspired. All authors influenced many parts of the Constitution. Don’t stop just because you found one inspired passage. After twelve minutes, we’ll move on to our next activity.

17 Get out a sheet of paper and fold it like a hot dog. Copy questions onto the left side and answer them on the right side.

18 Article I Article II Article III Article IV Article V Article VI Article VII Together, we will share our information so that we all have the benefit of each others analysis. (So write down information that you haven’t seen yet) When I call on your group, please tell me who influenced…

19 Amendment 1 Amendment 2 Amendment 3 Amendment 4 Amendment 5 Amendment 6 Amendment 7 Amendment 8 Amendment 9 Amendment 10 Together, we will share our information so that we all have the benefit of each others analysis. (So write down information that you haven’t seen yet) When I call on your group, please tell me who influenced…

20 Did one thinker or book have more influence on the Constitution? Some have called the Constitution one of most revolutionary documents ever produced. If all of these works had been written before the Constitution was ever conceived, how can it be revolutionary? What other documents, ideas, or events do you think should have been included? Yes, _____ seemed to have a lot of influence on the Constitution. No, everyone seemed to have an equal amount of influence on the Constitution. Even though it reuses a lot of ideas, the Constitution can be considered revolutionary because ________ I think _____ should also have been included in the Constitution.

21 in your life Get out your paper boxing from yesterday where you listed books, movies, music, and television that you like. Pick two and write two paragraphs (at least six sentences each) that start with this sentence: America would be better if more people read ______. –or- America would be better if more people saw the movie ______. –or- America would be better if more people listened to ______. –or- America would be better if more people watched the show ___. Turn in your work to the bin on the cart by the door as you leave. Do not turn it in before I dismiss you.


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