Establishing a government (VUS.5)

Video Lectures:

Click the link above to watch streaming videos as an introduction to this module. You may complete the optional guided notes -

The Assignment

1. View the Video Lectures for this module. You may find it helpful to download, print, and complete the "Guided Notes" as you view these.

2. Download and save the Module 5 Core Questions. You will answer these questions as you navigate through each link in "The Core" content readings. Tturn in this assignment to the dropbox function of HCPS-SchoolSpace interface. This assignment will be worth 50 points, 10 points per section!

3. Download and save the Module 5 Assignment. Complete the questions as you complete the e-Text readings. Once complete, turn in your assignment to the dropbox function in the "HCPS-SchoolSpace" interface. This assignment is worth 40 points- 10 points for each complete and correct page.

4. Blog Topic: Thomas Jefferson once said, "The Government that governs best, governs least - or not at all." How does that principle apply to the U.S. Constitution? How do you feel about the power of the government (does it need to be strong or weak)?

<all blogs should be between 100-300 words, and should be a reflection of your opinions on the topic, not a re-statement of the facts>

5. Complete the following review activities on :
DO NOT worry about signing in - they are not really tracked. Just play!

6. Complete the assessment "VUS.5; Constitutional Era"! Use your course login username and password to take this test!

All assignments are due at 5:00 p.m on June 12!

Course Readings:

The Core:

VUS.5a; Articles of Confederation

VUS.5b; Government Through Compromise

VUS.5c; The Bill of Rights

VUS.5d; Struggle for Ratification

VUS.5e; The Role of John Marshall

As you navigate through the Core Readings using the links at the bottom of each page, the images contain the most basic and necessary information. The "Other Notes" sections help to explain the key content. The "Video Clips" are on-line clips that can help you to understand the key content, and the "Extra-Links" provide supplemental information about the content on each page. Be sure to click on the Quia link at the end to test yourself!


(To use the e-Text, click on the link above to go to the on-line textbook. This book is in PDF format and may NOT be printed or downloaded to your PC. All copyright laws apply!)

The video clips provided in "The Core" reading pages are from Discovery Education, United Streaming. Our district has license to use these clips for instructional purposes. You may not copy these segments and use them for any other purpose than this class-All copyright laws apply!