Learning goal: The student will be able to analyze how the ideas of the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights and the Mayflower Compact influenced the ideas of the Articles of Confederation and later the U.S. Constitution.
Task 1: Big Ideas
- On the top part of your paper, create 3 columns like you see below. Write down the terms in the "Big Ideas" column.
- In the "I think it means..." column, define the term in your own words.
- In the "Class Definition" column, write down the definition that I display to clarify.
I think it means...
Task 2: Colonial Influences Graphic Organizer
1. Set up the back side of your paper like the document to the right titled "Colonial Influences Graphic Organizer."
2. Read the document to the right titled "Colonial Influences Reading" and use the information to fill in the graphic organizer that you drew on your paper.
3. In the "Big Ideas" column on your graphic organizer, only use terms from the list of "Big Ideas" from Task 1: Rule of Law, Self-Government, Due Process, Limited Government, and Rights. For each document, only write down the "Big Ideas" that match up correctly.
(AS A CLASS) Match up the "Big Ideas" with phrases from our Constitution
Task 3: "Big Ideas" Writing Prompt
- Which “Big Idea” found in our Constitution do you think is the most important? Why?