Lesson Plan : Preamble and Article 1

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 Grade 7-8
 Social Studies

 The Constitution of the United States Preamble and Article 1
 Preamble and Article 1 Legistature Preamble, electors, enumeration, impeachment, Legeislature
 To have an understanding of the goals of the Preamble and to understand the main ideas of Congress and why it matters now.
 State Standards: 8.2.6,8.3.3,8.3.6 To evaluate teh goals of the Preamble. To describe the basic law making process and how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the politicl process.
 Constitution Handbook in the text book and workbook, curriculum video on the Legislative Branch, Foldable, School House Rock: Bill
 Reading of the actual Preamble and then a reading of a summary of the preamble.
 Definition of the word preamble walking the students through each line of the preamble discussing the goal that is established by the Founding Fathers. Discussion f which goal the students feel is important and why.
 As a class read and discuss the Article 1 The Legislature. Underlind important informaiton as we go and stopping after each paragraph to discuss the important points. As a class answer the essential questions that corelates with the section. As a class complete the Legislative section of the foldable, filling in information about the requirements to be in Senate and House, the powers of the Congress,also how a bill becomes a law.
 use of visuals, discussion, small groups, exteded time, clarification of words and reading, use of foldable to summarize information. Note taking as a class.
Checking For Understanding:
 Discussion throughout the lesson. Use of small group to question and clarify on a one to one basis. Review of main points of the lesson.
 School HOuse Rock: Bill Video

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