SS4H2 Analyze the challenges faced by the framers of the Constitution.
- Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin).
- Evaluate the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention: the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the rights of states to govern themselves (federal system), the Great Compromise, and slavery (Three-Fifths Compromise).
- b. “We the People” from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as a reflection of consent of the governed or popular sovereignty
- c. The federal system of government in the U.S. (federal powers, state powers, and shared powers)
- d. Representative democracy/republic
SS4CG2 Explain the importance of freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Bill of Rights
SS4CG3 Describe the structure of government and the Bill of Rights.
- Describe how the three branches of government interact with each other (checks and balances and separation of powers), and how they relate to local, state, and federal government.
- Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the powers of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791
SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States.
- b. Locate major man-made features of the United States: New York City, NY; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.;
None for this unit
Information Processing Skills
Identify main idea, details, sequence and cause/effect in a social studies context (master)
- 6. Identify and use primary and secondary sources (master)
- 8. Identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose (Apply)
*Focusing on the following standards as students are reading texts relating to the social studies content will strengthen their understanding.
- ELAGSE4RI 1-10 (All Informational Reading Standards)
*Providing opportunities for students to write about social studies content will strengthen their understanding.