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Edexcel Politics - US Constitution

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Complete lessons of the US Constitution, including an end of unit knowledge test and a revision clock for the unit. Lessons focus on guided reading meaning students can independently complete these activities.
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US Constitution

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Edexcel Politics ALevel but can be used for AQA or US Civics lessons Lesson 1 Intro to Constitution- the Articles nature and Features of it. This is a very detailed 2 hour-3 lesson with a range of resources: Includes: 40 slide powerpoint with built in activities Glossary for students of all key words for the topic Worksheet to fill in US constitutional framework Separation of Powers and Federalism diagrams and examples Amending the Constitution Homework on issues around second amendment with news articles as a case study Hours worth of work here will give students an excellent start to their US Politics/ Social Studies lesson.
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US Constitution Federalism

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Improved lesson on Federalism and the debates around it looking at Presidents since 2000. For the Edexcel Politics Alevel spec Topic 1 Constitution- addresses the debates around Federalism and the US Constitution Includes essay planning sheet and all resources as well as all up to date examples including President Biden. Includes a full and comprehensive essay plan on final slide regarding how far Federalism is in decline.
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US Constitution

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US Constitution Escape Room Knowledge Escape Room Quiz - End of term fun for the whole class. No printing required! Just project the Powerpoint and off you go. Built in timers, Video clips and answer reveals after every slide. This is an educational fun immersive ‘Bank Heist themed Escape room’ experience. Have the students compete individually, in teams or as a whole class the choice is yours! This resource is a great team-building activity to keep your students engaged during the last few days (or week) leading up to the end of term. There are seven different challenging puzzles and you have the choice of setting the timer at easy, medium or high difficult level for each escape. Students will complete a variety of tasks using different skills including: problem-solving, critical thinking, reading comprehension, literacy challenges and some clever deduction. Visit www.cre8tiveresources.com for more excellent resources The puzzles, bonus questions and challenges are a fun way to assess a topic or subject area. This resource covers a variety of different elements including: vocabulary, key terms. key themes, general subject knowledge, literacy and much more… US Constitution Escape Quiz Escape Room is fully editable and takes less than 1 Minute to set up. US Constitution Escape Quiz Bank Heist Escape Room Contents ☞ Interactive 26 slide Powerpoint Escape Room Challenge ☞ Optional Escape Certificates ☞ Optional Team Sheet (Print it or use scrap paper instead) Common FAQ’s ★Group sizes: 1-30 students per team - (Participants up to 180) ★Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes (Provide hints along the way if time is a factor!) ★Materials: Aside from Powerpoint - all students need is a pen / pencil. How to run this escape challenge This escape room can be done without any printing we have however still included a team sheet (Slide 2) should you wish to use it, if not plain paper will more than suffice. The escape room is story driven by a YouTube video which is split into 9 sections. Introduction - Puzzle 1 – Puzzle 2 - Puzzle 3 – Puzzle 4 – Puzzle 5 – Puzzle 6 – Puzzle 7 - Success At various points you will be instructed to pause the video at these points you can go to the next slide in the presentation. Each video section (excluding Introduction and Success) will be followed by a puzzle. Every puzzle has three built in timers in the lower right hand corner to put the teams on a time limit of your choice if you so wish. Once the timer has expired or everyone has completed the puzzle teams can check their answers on the next slide using the CLICK TO REVEAL boxes. Once all answers for the current puzzle have been revealed move on to the next video section and subsequent puzzle until all 7 puzzles have been completed and everyone has escaped successfully (Optional) Give out winning certificates to the highest scorers.
The US ConstitutionQuick View
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The US Constitution

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Lesson introducing the US Constitution - students should have their own copy of the constitution to refer to throughout the study of US government (most textbooks have a copy in the back, but a paper copy is good for annotating and highlighting throughout the course)
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US Constitution

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Lesson examining the flexibility of the constitution - how and why has the constitution managed to survive? How flexible is it? Encouraging pupils to make a thorough assessment of how the constitution works in practice.
US Constitution - BackgroundQuick View
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US Constitution - Background

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19 Slide powerpoint looking at the background to the US Constitution for A2 Government and Politics. What do you know anout the USA? - Task Link to video giving overview of the creation of the USA. Where is America - info slide Some facts about America - info slide Historical background and stages in creation of the USA. Video link - Declaration of Independence American War of Independence - brief info slide Challenges facing USA after War of Independence Review Lesson Objectives slide Articles of Confederation - info slide Problems with the Articles of Confederation - info slide Philadelphia Convention - Info slide Definition of Federal Definition of Constitution
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Evaluation of US Constitution

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Edexcel Politics ALevel but can be used for AQA or for US Civics lessons Third lesson in my series on the US Constitution which follows on from Origins and Principles. This lesson is based around evaluating the Constitution according to how fit for purpose it is. Includes all resources needed for a standalone lesson but will work best as a follow on from my previous lessons.
US Constitution Features PrinciplesQuick View
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US Constitution Features Principles

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Edexcel Politics ALevel USA Can be used for AQA too Lesson on the Features/ principles of the American Constitution including Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances and Federalism. This is lesson 2 of my unit and follows on from the work we did on the Constitution in lesson 1 and the framers of the constitution. Students learn about the features, using modern, up to date examples mainly from Obama and Trump administrations. They then evaluate how effective the checks and balances are etc, Would the Founding Fathers be pleased with the results?
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US Constitution Glossary

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A glossary of keywords associated with the US Constitution. Students to write their own definitions to the terms. Space for students to add other key terms they come across.
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US constitution notes

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Detailed notes on all aspects of the US Constitution which can be used to learn content and examples. I found US Politics particularly hard but these notes helped me to achieve an A*. This resource contains notes on: Nature of the US constitution Principles of the US constitution Debates comparison with the UK
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US Constitution content search

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Students need to read their copy of the US Constitution in order to answer the questions and find certain evidence. Ensures that students really do read the document and requires them to critically analyse the content.
Law and Order in the US ConstitutionQuick View
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Law and Order in the US Constitution

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A whole lesson on Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments in the US Constitution, from the Constitution topic of the US Politics component of Edexcel Politics, Paper 3. Each lesson starts with a recap; all the instructions and required information is in the worksheet. Each lesson contains a PowerPoint and a worksheet.
Amending the US ConstitutionQuick View
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Amending the US Constitution

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22 slide powerpoint lesson looking at Amending the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (and answrs) 2 information sheets covering the 27 Amendments and a list of proposed Amendments. What is an amendment - info slide Article 5 - task Video link to how to amend the US Constitution Visual representation of how to amend the US Constitution Differing methods for amending the Constitution - venn diagram task Cartoon analysis - task Why did the FF make the process for amending the Constitution so difficult? Also includes a link to a video. List of the 27 Amendments Limits and restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court on the amendment process. Ways in which the Constitution can be amended - Societal Change Ways in which the Constitution can be amended - Judicial Review Reasons why the Constitution has been amended so rarely Examples of recent attempts to alter the Constitution Cartoon analysis - task Advantages of the Amendment system Disadvantages of the Amendment system Learning Objective slide check.
US Constitution - BackgroundQuick View
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US Constitution - Background

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19 Slide powerpoint looking at the background to the US Constitution for A2 Government and Politics. What do you know about the USA? - Task Link to video giving overview of the creation of the USA. Where is America - info slide Some facts about America - info slide Historical background and stages in creation of the USA. Video link - Declaration of Independence American War of Independence - brief info slide Challenges facing USA after War of Independence Review Lesson Objectives slide Articles of Confederation - info slide Problems with the Articles of Confederation - info slide Philadelphia Convention - Info slide Definition of Federal Definition of Constitution
Federalism and the US ConstitutionQuick View
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Federalism and the US Constitution

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17 slide powerpoint looking at Federalism as a principal of the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (and answes) What are the key principals of the US Constitution? - Info slide Video link to explaining Federalism Definition of Federalism How did Federalism come about in the USA - info slide Differences between unitary, confederal and federal - info slide How the US Constitution created Federalism without actually mentioning it. - Info slide Advantages of Federalism - info Disadvantages of federalism - info Ways in which power of Federal Government has increased since 1787 x slides - Inc Task
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Card Sort: US Constitution

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This great resource is designed to be used as a starter, plenary or mini plenary on the topic of the US Constitution. This activity is suitable for students of all ages and abilities and includes cards with varying degrees of challenge. The resource contains three heading cards labelled President, Congress and The Supreme Court, as well as 22 statement about the US Constitution, which can been matched up to them. The aims and objectives for this lesson would be: Theme: How is the USA governed? Know: What are the three branches of the Federal Government in the US Constitution? Understand: What powers does each branch of the Federal Government have? Evaluate: What role is played by each branch in helping to keep the other in check? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: The three different branches of the Federal Government? Explain: What role does each play within the Constitution? Evaluate: How does each branch of the US Constitution help to keep the other in check? This resource is provided in word so that you can easily adapt the resource for your class. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Checks and Balances and the US ConstitutionQuick View
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Checks and Balances and the US Constitution

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26 slides (2 lessons) presentation looking at Checks and Balances in the US. Includes a starter test (and answers) as well as a couple of handouts. Specific slides on Trump and checks via Congress and Judical What are the key principals of the US Constitution? - Info slide Video link explain g Checks and Balances. Checks and Balances - definition Checks and Balances overview. Checks and Balances of President on Congress - Inc special attention on Trump Checks and Balances of President over Judical - Inc Special Attention on Trump Checks and Balances of Congress on President Checks and Balances o of Congress on Judicial Checks and Balances of Judicial on President Checks and Balances of judicial on Congress Are all the branches truly equal - info and task What is Bipartisanship Link with UK - Considering Checks and Balances in both countries (briefly)