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Building a Republic ~ Unit Seven
Teacher Guide


Overview A
Day A1          Day A2
Day A3          Day A4
Project A         
Review A    KEY
Validation of Learning A   KEY

Overview B
Day B1         Day B2
Day B3  
       Day B4
Project B         
Review B
Validation of Learning B    KEY

Time:  2 Weeks         Theme:  Integrity
  • Constructing the Constitution of the U.S. & Bill of Rights
  • Christ's parables of the Sower and the Wheat/Tares
  • Founding Mother/Father -- Unit Project of three parts (Written biographical report, drawing of person's home, and a 3-D model of homes of the era.)
  • Day A4 - The Constitution Game
  • James Madison's Journal--entries about the Constitutional Convention
  • Writing a short story (Story of a Tare)
  • Drawing landscapes and buildings
Bulletin Board Ideas:
  • Large letters - "Building a Republic" - with tools like a hammer, tape measure, etc.  Smaller words - Constitution, Personal Rights, State Government, Nation's Government, Slavery?, Who gets to Vote?, etc.
  • "Parables - Stories with a Point" with flowers, insects, etc.
  • Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)  
  • A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
    Henrik Ibsen  
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Founding Mother/Father Project (Unit Project) - boxes for models.  Also cardboard, wall paper samples, fabric scraps, etc. for furniture and people.
  • Day A3 - Example of landscape drawings from Bible Story, volume 8 "Seeds of Love."
  • Day A4 - Paper clips for Constitution Game
  • Project A - Choice of activities include serving a patriotic snack or snack with red, white, and blue napkins, etc.
  • Day B1 - Hangers and colored yarn for mobiles
  • Day B2 - 2 glasses, plus water and bleach or white vinegar for object lesson.
  • Day B3 - Spoon, sugar, salt, napkins, and small bowl.
  • Project B - Items needed depend on teacher choice of activities.