Q2W5, November 14-18

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionEarly Government and The Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.8 – Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification
of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
SS.7.C.1.7 – Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of
powers and checks and balances.
SS.7.C.3.3 – lustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in
Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as
established in the Constitution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Recognize the Anti-Federalists’ reasons for the inclusion of a bill of rights in the U.S.
  • Recognize the Federalists’ reasons for a stronger, central government.
  • Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
    sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
  • Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of the federal government.
  • Identify the general powers described in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
Classroom Activities


  • Unit 3 Summative – The Constitution Retakes and Remediation
  • Page 99 Textbook Chapter 3 Review


Federalists/Anti-Federalists Video and Worksheet


America the Story of Us Episode 2

ALL WORK IS DUE Progress Reports Clos


Small Group Projects – Amendment 1 Posters (if you can bring in a poster that would be great!)

Assignments Due

The Constitution Summative


Poster Project (In class)

Complete ALL missing work ASAP! No missing work will be accepted after Thanksgiving break!


Additional Resources