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Constitutional Underpinnings Sample Survey
The attached file includes a detailed description of the project and relevant rubrics.
Project Based Learning
How does the political system of today reflect the ideological and philosophical traditions inspired by the Framers of the Constitution?
How can we educate others about the foundational principles upon which this country was started?
Research main topics regarding the Constitution and its creation
Create general survey reflecting these topics
Conduct an analysis of survey results
Create iMovie documentary on the founding of the United States and the creation of the Constitution
Show documentary to surveyed individuals
Analyze results and compare to initial results
21st Century Skills
Digital Age Literacy --- Visual and Information Literacy, Global Awareness, Technology Literacies
Inventive Thinking --- HOT, Curiosity, Risk taking, Self-Direction
Effective Communication --- Collaboration, Interactive Communication
High Productivity --- Real World Skills, High Quality Products, Prioritize and Plan
Sample Scrumy (Created by me for demonstration purposes)
Digital-Age Learning (Design and Model)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PA Standards Civics and Government
5.1.12 - A. Evaluate the major arguments advanced for the necessity of government.
5.1.12 - E. Evaluate the principles and ideals that shape the United States and compare them to documents of government.
5.1.12 - F. Analyze and assess the rights of people as listed in the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions.
5.1.12 - L. Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life. (commerce, judicial review, federal supremacy)
5.2.12 - C. Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts.
5.3.12 - A. Analyze the responsibilities and powers of the national government.
5.3.12 - G. Evaluate how the government protects or curtails individuals rights and analyze the impact of supporting or opposing those rights.
5.3.12 - B. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various systems of government.
PA Anchors for Reading, Writing, Math
R11.A.2.3.1 Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from text.
R11.A.2.3.2 Cite evidence from text to support generalizations.
W1.5.11.B Write using well-developed content appropriate for the topic.
M11.D.1.1.1 Analyze a set of data for the existence of a pattern and represent the pattern algebraically and/or graphically.
M11.E.1.1.1 Create and/or use appropriate graphical representations of data.
CYSOUSAP.1.1.01 Analyze the importance of federalism.
CYSOUSAP.1.1.02 Evaluate the major types of constitutional reform.
CYSOUSAP.1.1.04 Analyze the meaning of the Bill of Rights.
CYSOUSAP.1.2.02 Compare and contrast differing political theories.
CYSOUSAP1.2.05 Analyze the interdependence between the three branches of government.
CYSOUSAP.1.5.01 Trace the evolution of the U.S. Constitution.
CYSOUSAP1.5.05 Analyze the importance of judicial review and its impact on the U.S. political system.
Example Survey Data:
Be sure to click on the tabs at the bottom of the excel spreadsheet. This charts the data in several different forms, with several different analytical results.
**The written analysis of the same data:
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