The Constitution has served our country, as a plan of government, for over two hundred years. Through good times and bad times it has with-stood many challenges. The Constitution is called a living document that has changed over the years to help our country grow into one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Is the Constitution still applicable in today’s society?
Video Sample of places in the world that do not have the same freedoms of United States Citizens:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyWLTbHMHmc
Student Amendment Project Video Samples:
http://zangkas12.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Amendment+13+mnj1+ckr2
http://zangkas11.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Amendment+13+Georgia+A.+%26+Lauren+M.

Task for Today:
  • Look in your textbook or Isn workbook and review the 14 amendments (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26).
  • Please fill out the following form and turn it into me.

Name:

Hour:

Top Three Amendments:

(a)

(b)

(c)

In the space below, give rationale for top choice:

Check here if you are willing to take any amendment given.
*You must save all your research to both H-Drives or post to the wiki so both partners can continue working in the event that one partner is absent!

Create a Photo Story:
1) In partners, students will select an amendment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 19, 22, 24,25, 26,) to the constitution to explain and analyze.
2) Students will search for information using primary and secondary resources (Use Noodle Tools for Citations-Mrs. Lay).
3) Students will create a Photo Story which will include the following:

Completed (yes or no)

Required Task

Date Due


Describe/Explain the Amendment
  • Number of the Amendment
  • State what it officially says
  • Explain what it means and its implications for society.


Give the reason the Amendment was necessary at the time it was originally proposed and passed.


Give at least one example of somewhere in the world where the Amendment does not apply and the consequences (be specific). (What is life like for people who don’t have this Amendment ?)


Evaluate if the Amendment studied is still applicable today. Write why it is or is not applicable today and give specific evidence or examples to support your statement.


Using the constructive feedback form, POST specific constructive feedback for two different groups regarding their Photo Story Drafts. For each additional group to whom you post feedback, you may receive points (see rubric)


Each group will read feedback posts and make the appropriate revisions to their PhotoStory.


Each group will reply to posts made to them and give a rationale as to why they did or did not make revisions to their project and follow the advice peers.

*Challenge:*( find and post on the wiki current laws that are outdated, but still on the books, i.e. Spitting on the sidewalk, bathing once a year in Kentucky...)

PhotoStory Rubric


Rubric Constitution Project