Grade 8: The Constitution
Aligns to the TEKS Resource System, Unit 4, Writing the Constitution - Creating a More Perfect Union 1783-1791
With these resources, students will examine and analyze why the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation. They will review and discuss the differences between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the principles of limited government and the rights that are protected in the Constitution. Students will use the historical inquiry process to research various sources and viewpoints.
Each set includes the following instructional materials:
- Instructional Guide: Provides teachers guidance of how they may use the resources included in each text set.
- Graphic Cards: Supplements the books for students to explore the vocabulary, essential questions, and TEKS more deeply.
- Task Cards: Present questions or statements aligned to the ELAR TEKS for students to respond to the reading they have completed.
- Primary Source: Encourage students to seek better understanding through research.