We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution {Must Read Mentor Text for Social Studies}

We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution {Must Read Mentor Text for Social Studies}

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History Detective Report - I LOVE that this asks kids to come up with the questions and find the answers on their own. Great homework assignment before starting a new SS unit!

What the Teacher Wants!: History Detective Report

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Squarehead Teachers: "If I Were President" Writing Page. FREE printable! Great for President's Day or social studies.

If I Were President (Writing Activity)

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Bill of rights coodie catcher activity

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Useless v. Useful Amendments - Post-It Notes!

To Engage Them All: Foldables

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Bill of Rights, printable and file folder game | the wise nest

Bill of Rights - The Wise Nest

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3 levels and 3 branches of government

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This practice will help your students to review for Virginia's three branches of government. Students will have to read a variety of clues and situations and then decide which branch of government is being decided. This activity directly supports VS.10a.An answer key is included.***Note: When purchasing, you are buying for one teacher only.

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Guess My Branch - Virginia's Government Review

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THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT NOTES AND TREE - TeachersPayTeachers.com

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Three Branches of Government Notes and Tree

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What the Teacher Wants!: Constitution Day!

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5th grade- Constitution Preamble Quilt. We put each group in charge of one section of the preamble. They had to write it as is, rewrite it in their own words, then illustrate it's meaning.

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Super fun way to help students visualize the Articles of Confederation. I used this as an assessment in my classroom after we had covered the Articles of Confederation. There is a gravestone template that you can copy and have students use. Great activity to include in interactive notebooks.

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Articles of Confederation Gravestone

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Articles of Confederation vs Constitution

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Interactive Notebooks- Story on one side, pictures of main idea on the other for each paragraph

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Lesson Deli--Using Thinking Maps to teach students about the American Revolution. Quick post by The Pensive Sloth on how to use a graphic organizer (Brace Map) to help students understand the Declaration of Independence.

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The Declaration of Independence is modernized! In this product you will get TWO different activities that will help your students better understand our nations most important document! The lesson includes an activity of a re-write- taking passages from the document and putting them in your own words.

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The Declaration of Independence: BREAK-UP LETTER Activity

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This lesson, "Hey King: Get Off Our Backs!," is designed to help students understand how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Hey, King: Get Off Our Backs! | iCivics

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Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt!

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Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt!

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#history #week5 For more week 5 activities, visit http://www.thecorkums.com/2011/10/04/classical-conv…cycle-3-week-5/

The Cork Board » History Activity: Parts of the Constitution

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Multi-age Chalk Talk

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Diverse Peoples of the West, Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion, anchor chart, 5th grade

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In this activity, students act as delegates & debate the actual issues from the Stamp Act Congress, 1st Continental Congress, & 2nd Continental Congress. For more activities, see my 3 week unit on the Declaration of Independence.

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Declaration of Independence

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Elections and Road to the White House Interactive Notebook and Mini Unit. LOVE this for my fifth grade Social Studies class!

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Causes of the American Revolution Anchor Chart. American Revolution Anchor Chart 5th grade Social Studies

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Lesson Deli: Revolutionary Thinking Maps: The Declaration of Independence

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