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Opening paragraph from the The United States Constitution: 'We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.'

[Detail] The United States Constitution

Overview | Preparation | Procedure | Evaluation

Lesson Evaluation

Performance Task and/or Student Performance

The students produce a broadside in which they take a position on the ratification of the Constitution and support it with evidence.

Assessment Criteria for Broadside Final Project

  1. Content
    • States a position for or against the ratification of the Constitution;
    • Supports with at least three pieces of evidence ;
    • Demonstrates understanding of the essential question;
    • Represents state's interests;
  2. Format
  3. Mechanics

Other Forms of Ongoing Assessment

  1. Quizzes, tests, prompts, work samples;
  2. Observations, cooperative learning dialogues, interviews, notebook;
  3. Student self-assessment.