Fifth Grade Constitution Unit


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All Constitution unit documents (except assessment and linked documents) in one PDF:

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Individual Unit Documents:

Overview



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Lesson 1 - The Articles of Confederation


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Text of the Articles of Confederation

Brief summary of the Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation Activity

Problems with the Articles

Library of Congress article: "To Form a More Perfect Union"

Articles of Confederation vs. the Constitution

Lesson 2 - Framers of the Constitution


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Framers of the Constitution

Demographic data about the Framers

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Lesson 3 - The Great Compromise


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The Great Compromise from Social Studies for Kids

The Great Compromise from Congress for Kids

Bar graph template

Lesson 4 - The Three-Fifths Compromise


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What is the Three-Fifths Compromise?

The Three-Fifths Compromise from The African American Registry

Lesson 5 - Limiting the Power of Government


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Introduction to the Constitution

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

Lesson 6 - The Branches of Government



Three Branches of Government Information from Ben's Guide

Three Branches of Government Information from the Truman Library

Balance of Power Graphic Organizer

Checks and Balances from Congress for Kids

Directions for the origami house graphic organizer

PBS President for a Day

Lesson 7 - The Bill of Rights




The Constitution from Ben's Guide

Image of the original Bill of Rights

Daily News articles related to the Bill of Rights

First Amendment Heroes (scroll down to C)