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The U.S. Constitution: What Does it say and Why Do I Care?
This 10-week course takes students through the U.S. Constitution from the preamble to the amendments and discusses what it says in plain English and why it still matters to their 21st-century lives.
In this course, students will examine the U.S. Constitution to gain an understanding of what it says and how it still impacts their lives today. The course will begin with a discussion of the state of the country at the time when the founding fathers drafted the document and then continue with a study of each section from the preamble all the way through the amendments. Each class session, students will read a portion of the Constitution together, moving slowly through the 7 articles and the...
Students will gain an understanding of the U.S. Constitution. They will learn what each section means and why it matters.
Students will be presented with a document at the beginning of class which will contain the note-taking pages for each session that will be used as the basis for the final project. They will need to have these pages printed either all up front or as needed for each class session. Students will need to provide a way to organize their papers such as a 3-pronged folder or a 3-ring binder. Students will need access to a copy of the U.S. Constitution for use during class. This can be purchased from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-United-Delegates-Constitutional-Convention/dp/0880801441/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=pocket+constitution&qid=1581450374&sr=8-3 or may be found online at https://constitutionus.com/
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be informally assessed by their level of involvement in class discussions. Each week, they will also be asked to complete a written assignment during class which will result in a final project reflecting their understanding of the material presented throughout the course. A letter grade will not be given, but parents or students are welcome to request a certificate of completion for the course.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Hi, I'm Teacher Tricia, and I'm so happy to be here on Outschool with you. I teach classes in a variety of subjects including language arts, literature, history, and life skills. As a homeschool mom of two kiddos, I have experience teaching in...
$150for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(6)
Completed by 23 learners
Live video meetings
2-7 learners per class