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7th Grade Social Studies Weekly Agenda

7th Grade Social Studies

Week of Oct. 7-11

Monday- Finish Shays’ Rebellion 5 W’s:  p. 80-82

Class discussion

  • Why did Shays’ Rebellion occur?
  • Was it possible for the Confederation Congress or the state of Massachusetts to prevent rebellion?
  • Why was this event significant?
  • Were Shays’ actions justified?

Complete the Pre-reading Tough Issues Anticipation guide p. 83-86

Tuesday- Read Tough Issues p. 83-86

Finish the Anticipation guide p. 85-86

Class discussion

  • What were some of the main differences between the Articles of Confederation and the new form of government proposed at the Constitutional Convention?
  • How was NJ plan different from the Virginia plan?
  • What role did compromise play at the Constitutional Convention?
  • Why was representation so important to smaller states?

Define compromise in your own words.

Class discussion:  Compromise

Begin reading Constitution through Compromise p. 87-89

 

Wednesday- Finish reading Constitution through Compromise p. 87-89

Complete the New National Government p. 90

Class discussion

  • What role did compromise play in creating the new national government?
  • Why was representation so important to smaller states?
  • How did delegates resolve the issue of representation?
  • How did delegates resolve the issue of slavery?

Begin reading p. 92-95 Creating the Constitution

Thursday- Seven Constitutional Principles Gallery Walk

Friday- Seven Constitutional Principles p. 92-95

 

 

*All graphic organizers for the week will be turned in for a grade.

 

 

 

7th Grade Social Studies

Week of Oct. 16-18

Monday- No School Fall Break

Tuesday- No School Fall Break

Wednesday- Creating the Constitution p. 92-94

Seven Constitutional Principles Graphic Organizer p. 95

Class Discussion

  • Why do you think the founders wanted separation of powers in the Constitution?
  • How do checks and balances prevent the government from abusing its power?
  • Why does the Constitution limit the power of government?
  • Why did the founders include individual rights in the Constitution?

Preamble Handout and Video-Preamble Test Next Week

If time:  Read Constitution of United States p. 96-103

Skim, re-read, and annotate the first 3 articles of the Constitution

 

Thursday- Read the Constitution of the United States p. 96-103

Each group will be responsible for a different article to share with the class.

Annotate the powers discussed in each article.

Class Discussion

  • What is the source of power in our governmental system?
  • How many branches of government did the Constitution create?  What are they?
  • Why did the founding fathers divide the government into 3 separate branches?
  • Who is the head of each branch of government?

 

Friday- Read the Constitution of the United States p. 96-103

Highlight powers of each branch of government p. 96-102 (Articles 1-3)

Class Discussion

  • Why did the founding fathers give each branch different powers?
  • Who is responsible for dealing with foreign nations?
  • Which branch do you think has the most power?  Explain.
  • Which branch do you think has the least amount of power? Explain.

Separation of Powers graphic organizer p. 107-108

 

 

 

*All graphic organizers for the week will be turned in for a grade.