June 27, 2012: The Magna Carta
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1. Write the three freedoms you think are most important on a poster. Write several sentences explaining your choices.
2. Find three people in the newspaper who are involved with making laws in the United States.
3. Make a notebook of stories about local laws, state laws and national laws..
4. Find newspaper stories that show (a) people helping others, (b) women exercising their rights, and (c) people owning property.
5. Use the Internet to learn more about the Magna Carta and the U.S.Constitution. Write a paragraph explaining how they are the same and how they are different
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 understand how important historical events and developments have shaped the modern world. (Social Studies: Time, Continuity and Change)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)