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Unit 3 Project Constitution Brochure

Unit 3 Project Constitution Brochure

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Name _______________________________Date _________________
Unit 3 Project: Constitution Handbook 
Points Possible: 100DUE DATE: January 3, 2013
 A group of middle school students from the Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, Haiti, and Vietnam are going to be visiting Boston as part of an exchange program. They will have a few assignments to complete while they are here, one being to write a report on the structure of theUnited States government. It would be helpful to them to have one source for finding all of theinformation neatly outlined for them. To help these students, design a handbook that explainsthe United States Constitution – what it is, its parts, and the information about the governmentthat it explains. Use your notebook, the textbook and the Internet to research information aboutthe Constitution before beginning your handbook! Your handbook can be neatly handwritten
or 
typed in Microsoft Word or in PowerPoint. Your handbook 
must 
include the following criteria,
IN YOUR OWN WORDS
:
 A title section (5 points)
:
o
 Your name (2 points)
o
The title of your brochure—Make it catchy! (3 points)
 An outline section that explains the three sections of the Constitution—thePreamble, Articles, and Amendments (12 points)
o
Name of each section (1 point per section)
o
The purpose of each section (3 points per section)
1 section for each branch of government (30 points)
o
 Who is in this branch at the local, state, and federallevel? (2 points per branch)
o
 What are the qualifications (2 points per branch)10 points for
o
3 Powers that the branch has (3 points per branch)each branch
o
1 example of how the branch checks other branches(3 points per branch)
1 section for the Roots of American Government (30 points)
o
Names of the six roots of American government (1 point per section)
o
How each root of government influences our government today (4 points per root)
1 section for the ways the Constitution limits the power of government(9 points)
o
Explain the three main ways the Constitution limits government power:Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Checks and Balances (3 points per limit)
 A note of at least 10 sentences, describing why you think it is important tounderstand the Constitution, what aspects of our government’s structure youagree with, and what parts you think we still need to improve upon.(10 points)
 
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