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Lesson Objectives

Detailed Lesson Objectives - 5 Lessons
Content, Principles and Highlights

Constitution Kids (Beginners: 3rd - 5th Grades)

Lesson 1

  • Success of Constitution in Technology Leap Farming/Transportation

  • Individual Importance vs. all rights in king
  • Advantages of Free Market - Hard work, reward, self-reliance & personal responsibility for success or failure
  • Freedom/Responsibility connection
  • America - Land of Opportunity

Lesson 2

  • Technology Leap - toys, music, TV

  • Review, solidify advantages of Free Market - hard work, personal responsibility, etc.
  • Science of Government - Measuring power to govern - Ruler's Law, Anarchy
  • Cycle of Government - Breaking out of cycle with Constitution, D of I, Founding Fathers
  • Preparation of Founders to discover People's Law and government in the Balanced Center
  • Democracy vs. Republic

Lesson 3

  • Review - Success of Constitution
  • Celebrate and Honor Founding Fathers
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
  • Purpose for Declaration of Independence
  • Sacrifice of Caesar Rodney and the Signers
  • Introduction to Declaration - Rights flow from Creator to People to Government
  • 6 True Principles of Declaration

Lesson 4

  • Miracle in Philadelphia, Delegates
  • Preamble - 6 purposes of government
  • Clarification of General Welfare, Federal powers few and defined, State powers unlimited
  • Introduction to Constitution - 3 branches, Article I - Senate, House, Bills

Lesson 5

  • Overview of 4 lessons
  • Articles II and III
  • Bill of Rights - in depth on Freedom of Religion
  • Amendments 13, 15, 19, 26
  • Challenge to be patriotic
  • Pledge to save our Constitution

Constitution Defenders (Intermediate: 6th - 8th Grades)

Lesson 1

  • Success of Constitution in Technology Leap Farming/Transportation
  • Individual Importance vs. all rights in king
  • Advantages of Free Market - Hard work, reward, self-reliance & personal responsibility for success, Competition and Consumer Control
  • Freedom comes with Risks
  • Freedom/Responsibility connection
  • Government protect equal opportunity not provide equal things
  • Comparison - Free Market, Communism
  • Constitution brings empowerment to individuals not entitlement
  • America - Land of Opportunity

Lesson 2

  • Technology Leap - Communication
  • Review, solidify advantages of Free Market
  • Science of Government - Measuring power to govern - Ruler's Law, Anarchy
  • Cycle of Government - Breaking out with Constitution, D of I, Founding Fathers
  • Preparation of Founders to discover People's Law and government in the Balanced Center
  • Democracy vs. Republic
  • Causes for return of Ruler's Law - prevent with knowledge of Constitution

Lesson 3

  • Celebrate and honor Founding Fathers
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
  • Purpose for Declaration of Independence
  • Sacrifice of Caesar Rodney and the Signers
  • Introduction to Declaration - Rights flow from Creator to People to Government
  • 6 True Principles of Declaration
  • Liberty is freedom to control yourself

Lesson 4

  • Miracle in Philadelphia, Delegates
  • Preamble - 6 purposes of government
  • Clarification of General Welfare - Federal powers few and defined, State powers unlimited
  • Introduction to Constitution - Articles I - VII

Lesson 5

  • Overview of 4 lessons
  • Bill of Rights - in depth on Freedom of Religion
  • Amendments 2-10
  • Amendments 13, 15, 19, 26,
  • Amendment discussion - 14, 16, 17 Considering the Consequences
  • Dangers to Our Constitution
  • Patriotism - defender of the Constitution

Constitution and Civics Scholars (Advanced: 9th - 12th Grades)

Lesson 1

  • Success of Constitution in Technology Leap Farming/Transportation/ Communication
  • Individual Importance vs. all rights in king
  • Consider the Consequence of Self-government
  • Advantages of Free Market - Hard work, reward, self-reliance - control of success,
  • Advantages of Competition and Consumer Control - Freedom comes with Risks
  • Government protects equal opportunity does not provide equal things
  • Freedom/Responsibility connection
  • Do you want to keep what you earn? Comparison - Free Market Vs. Communism
  • America - Land of Opportunity
  • Constitution brings empowerment to individuals not entitlement
  • Education and effort needed to defend Constitution

Lesson 2

  • Science of Government, Measuring power to govern, Characteristics of Ruler's Law, Anarchy
  • Cycle of Government - Breaking out of the cycle Constitution, D of I, Founding Fathers
  • Significant role of Founders, Information on life of George Washington - Great Statesmen
  • Preparation of Founders to discover People's Law and government in the Balanced Center
  • Was the Constitution the work of a few old men? Miracle of Philadelphia, people of 13 colonies ratify Constitution
  • Democracy vs. Republic
  • Causes for the threat of return of Ruler's Law
  • Constitution gives answer to threat of Ruler's Law - Taking care of needs at lowest level
  • Preserve Constitution with education rather than another Civil War

Lesson 3

  • Purpose for Declaration of Independence
  • Important role of Thomas Jefferson - information on life
  • Sacrifice of Caesar Rodney
  • Birth of a new nation
  • Introduction to Declaration - Rights flow from Creator to People to Government
  • 6 Self-evident truths of the Declaration
  • Liberty is freedom to control yourself
  • Individual Sovereignty
  • Citizens can participate in their government - voting, joining patriotic groups, study
  • The seriousness of signing the Declaration - know of their sacrifice - lives of the Signers

Lesson 4

  • Preamble - What is significant? Listing of 6 purposes of government
  • Clarification of General Welfare - Federal powers few and defined, State powers unlimited
  • Liberty - Freedom from government control
  • Federal System - Separation of Powers
  • Checks and Balances provided by the Constitution
  • Introduction to Articles, Sections and Clauses of the Constitution
  • Articles I - House & Senate requirements, Passing a Bill, Congress limited to 20 powers
  • Article II - Oath of office, Limited to 6 powers, Order of presidential succession, Cabinet members
  • Article III - Supreme Court has charge of 11 types of disputes
  • Articles IV - VII General Subjects of each

Lesson 5

  • Introduction to Amendments - Bill of Rights
  • Freedom of Religion - the right of conscience, religious hostility and intolerance, discuss: Separation of Church and State
  • Freedom of Speech a responsibility and includes freely speaking of religion
  • Freedom of the Press - discuss propaganda
  • Freely Assemble - includes gathering for religious expression
  • Petition - allows citizens direct involvement in the government process
  • Gun rights - caused start of Revolutionary War
  • Judicial Amendments 5-8
  • Amendment 9 - Powers reserved to the people, Who determines unalienable or human rights?
  • Amendment 10 - Powers reserved to states - review of state authorization for providing programs to meet individual needs
  • Amendments 13, 15, 19, 26,
  • Amendment discussion - 14, 16, 17 Considering the Consequences
  • Dangers to Our Constitution and what to "Return to," Uphold," and "Restore"

 

 

Special Note: CitC lessons do not contain any discussions of political parties,
candidates, politicians, officials in office, or of current contentious subjects.!