Constitution (Spotlight on America)

Constitution (Spotlight on America)

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ISBN: 9780743932110
Grades: 4-8

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Each of these short history units incorporates information about the featured event, as well as a variety of related activities designed to complement different subject areas. Reproducible student worksheets and accompanying teacher lesson plans are interspersed throughout each unit, grouped by related subject area. The first portion of the book lays a foundation about the event and features a multiple-page passage about the event or people. Several reading comprehension worksheets follow, and additional questions for discussion are included on the teacher sheets. In the next sections, students explore the historical event through other activities touching on other subject areas, including geography, science and English. In the Lewis & Clark Expedition, these activities include using maps to answer questions about the expedition, reading excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals to spark short writing assignments, studying plants and flower parts, researching a famous person of that time period, and performing a short drama. In the Wright Brothers, activities are geared more towards science, with students building and observing a variety of flying gliders and kites. Some research and geography are also included, where students follow the paths of other famous flights. Each book also includes a related culminating activity, as well as an extensive bibliography of both children's and adult's nonfiction, a glossary and an answer key. Although not exhaustive in scope, these units do feature a nice variety of activities and would make a nice "detour" from your regular history curriculum, especially if you favor a more textbook-bound approach. 48 pgs. - Jess




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
4
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780743932110
EAN
014467032115
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
64
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Teacher Created Resources
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.06"
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I purchased this book before and was quite impressed with the comprehensive format of the book in providing a good foundational understanding of U.S. Constitution from its formation to its applications today in realizing the aspirations of freedom hard won in the American Revolution and articulated in the Declaration of Independence. In the current political climate & cancel culture I feel the legacy of our Founding Fathers is very much in jeopardy unless students are taught their history.
Karen G on Dec 30, 2020
I purchased this book before and was quite impressed with the comprehensive format of the book in providing a good foundational understanding of U.S. Constitution from its formation to its applications today in realizing the aspirations of freedom hard won in the American Revolution and articulated in the Declaration of Independence. In the current political climate & cancel culture I feel the legacy of our Founding Fathers is very much in jeopardy unless students are taught their history.
Karen G on Dec 30, 2020
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