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7th Grade Social Studies Weekly Agenda

7th Grade

Week of October 14 - 18

 

Monday:

FALL BREAK  - NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday:

FALL BREAK - NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday: 

Bell Ringer

Review the Preamble to the Constitution (test Friday, October 18)

Articles of the United States p.96-101 (Article I & II)

Outline the Articles of the Constitution p.104-105

Class Discussion Questions


 

Thursday:

Bell Ringer

Review the Preamble to the Constitution (test Friday, October 18)

Articles of the United States p.101-103 (Article III & IV)

Outline the Articles of the Constitution p.105-106

Class Discussion Questions


 

Friday:

Bell Ringer

Preamble to the Constitution Test

Articles of the United States p.103 (Article V & VII)

Outline the Articles of the Constitution p.106

Class Discussion Questions



 

**GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS WILL BE TAKEN UP 

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK FOR A GRADE**

 

 

Week of October 7- 11

All assignments are subject to change.

 

Monday:

1. Bell Ringer 

2. Annotate Shay’s Rebellion (p.80-81)

3. Graphic Organizer: Shay’s Rebellion Five W’s (p.82)

5. Class Discussion Questions

 

 Tuesday:

1. Bell Ringer 

2. Examine the Tough Issues -Challenges at the Constitutional Convention  (p.83-84)

3. Tough Issue Anticipation Guide (p.85-86)

4. Class Discussion Questions

a. What were some of the main differences between the Articles of Confederation and the new form of government proposed at the Constitutional Convention?

b. How was the New Jersey plan different from Virginia Plan?

c. What role did compromise play at the Constitutional Convention?

d. Why was representation so important to smaller states?




 

Wednesday:

1. Bell Ringer 

2. Discuss Definition of Compromise & Examples

3. Annotate: Constitution Through Compromise (p.87-89)

4. Graphic Organizer: New National Government (p.90)/ Compare & Contrast AOC and the New Constitution

5. Class Discussion Questions (Strengths of the New National Government)

a. What role did compromise play in creating the new national government?

b. What are the differences between the new constitution and the Articles of Confederation?

c. Why was representation in the new government so important to the smaller states?

d. How did the delegates resolve the issue over representation in the new government?

e. How did the delegates resolve the issue over slavery in the new government?

f. Why was a stronger national government important to the delegates of the constitutional convention?

g. Why did the delegates believe dividing the government into three branches would help resolve many of the political and economic issues created by the Articles of Confederation?

h. What are some of the weaknesses in the new government?


 

Thursday:

1. Bell Ringer 

2. Receive Preamble to the Constitution ********NEW TEST DATE  (test: Friday, October 18)**********

3. Discuss: Why Government is Necessary in Society

a. What would society look like without any form of government?

b. Why is government necessary?

c. Why do we have laws?

d. What might our society look like if we did not have a government or laws?

e. What services does government provide that makes citizens' lives better?

4. Discuss Definition of Democracy & Examples

5. Class Discussion: Why it is Important for a Government to be Elected by the People

6. Annotate: Creating the Constitution (p.92-94)

7. Define the terms of the 7 Principles of the Constitution 

8. Class Discussion on Each of the Principles Found in the Constitution. 

a. Why do you think the founders wanted separation of powers in the constitution?

b. How does checks and balances prevent the government from abusing its power?

c. Why does the constitution limit the power of the government?

d. Why did the founders include individual rights in the constitution?


 

Friday:

1. Bell Ringer 

2. Review Preamble to the Constitution 

3. Annotate: Article I & II of the Constitution (p.96-101)

4. Graphic Organizer: Outlining the Constitution Article I & II (p.104-105)

 

**GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS WILL BE TAKEN UP

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK FOR A GRADE**