Project #12223 - Social Studies

Social Studies

 

Description:  Students will identify and describe important historical documents and interpret their impact on our government and society.

 

 

GRADING POLICY:

A   =    Answers are correct, complete, and organized

B   =    Answers are partially correct, complete, and organized. 

C   =    Answers are partially correct, incomplete, but disorganized.
Any score less than this will be returned for the student for revision.

All assignments for the Senior Capstone will be averaged for a final grade.

 

 

 

Note: ALL assignments for this course should be submitted together. You will not get credit if you submit one essay at a time.  You probably will want to use the e-mailing option to submit these lessons.

Assignments:

Write an essay for each of the following questions or statements(essays should be 1-2 pages in length. No larger than 12-point font. ).  Be certain to support your ideas with reasons and examples.

Use the link below to visit the Library of Congress and read the complete drafts of important historical documents.  You will also find the time line of the Constitution.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html

 

1.         Give a brief summary and timeline of the history of the US Constitution from its inception to modern times.  Include major historical figures in your summary.  You may create a bulleted list for this timeline.  Keep it simple……

 

2.         Describe the Bill of Rights.  Include the purpose as well as the contents.

 

3.         What is the purpose of the constitutional amendments?  How might our government be different if there were no amendments to the constitution? Should amendments be limited? Why or why not? 

 

4.         Name the three branches of government and explain the powers of each one.  Provide examples that illustrate the powers of each branch of the government.

 

 

5.         How may our government be different if we did not have a national constitution? 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 09/15/2013 11:00 pm
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