July 4 2012: Our Country’s Supreme Law
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1.Make a poster that shows the meaning of "We the people."
2. With a friend, mark newspaper stories about the president or Cabinet with a blue star, mark news about Congress with a red star, and mark news about courts with a green star.
3. Collect news stories that show these principles: (a) we are a country of laws, (b) we defend the country, and (c) government helps people.
4. List the problems with the Articles of Confederation. Explain how the Constitution fixed each problem.
5. Research your state’s constitution. How is it like the U.S. Constitution? How is it different? Write a paragraph comparing the two.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students identify key ideals of the United States’ democratic republican form of government. (Social Studies: Civic Ideals and Practices)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)