Created By: John M. Kirkpatrick, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will access the TDC database to find and compare examples fo primary documents that have shaped U.S. government and our Constitution.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|14.F.3a: Analyze historical influences on the development of political ideas and practices as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Illinois Constitution.||Students write an essay comparing and contrasting ideas of Enlightenment thinkers with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.|
Across the Centuries textbook, access to computers and/or primary source documents such as Jackdaws documents
Students will be assessed on the entire project by a teacher-created rubric that is presented to the students and discussed at the start of the project.