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US History

180 hours documented + completed assignments = 1.0 credit

Thursdays 9:00-10:30 am

Texts:
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
A History of US, by Joy Hakim


American Government
American Government - Readings & discussion: Structure and roles of the three branches

Summarize one Article from the Constitution
for our poster.

Chart of Amendments: Summarize all of the 27 Amendments in 4-8 words each. 

The Bill of Rights

Write your own Bill of Rights (10 amendments) that reflect what is important to you as a person and as a citizen of the United States. These should be handwritten in **fancy** handwriting on your stained paper. Remind them that they should measure out / practice your writing so you know the size of writing to fit it all on the one sheet.

The President
Using the Amendments 12, 14, 20, 22, 25, answer the following questions:
--How may one become president?
--What are the president's responsibilities/powers/limitations?
--How do we (as a people) remove a president?
--What is the succession of office?


Read We the People text, Unit 5, Lessons 29-34
Think about the "What do you think?" questions - Discuss in class.
Answer blue box questions at the end of each lesson on a Doc in your Chrome USH folder.

Immigration
Brainstorming: What are the major immigration eras/groups that came to the US?
Research:
Where did your family come from?
Ask your parents/grandparents about when their ancestors came to the US. How did they travel to get here? When did they arrive? Where did they settle?
Do you have any interesting immigration/settlement stories to share?