Period 3 – U.S History Honors (1-27-2015)

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Unit #1 – A Nation is Born

Chapter #2 – Growth & Conflict (1789-1877)

Section #1 – The New Republic

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will understand the United States’s growth rate during this period with 90% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will understand that interpreting law is a large requirement to living under the Constitution and Bill of Rights today due to the fact we cannot ask the founding fathers what they intended.

Life Connection:


Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Cabinet; Bill of Rights; Enumerated Powers; Implied Powers; District of Columba; Judicial Review; Louisiana Territory; Louisiana Purchase; McCulloch v Maryland; Monroe Doctrine; Industrial Revolution; Eli Whitney; Nativism; Labor Unions


Task #1 – Hand in homework – Amendment 1 & 2 Historical Thinking notes and paragraphs.

Task #2 – Philosophical chairs on 2nd amendment.

Task #3 – Introduction to the topic of Expressed (enumerated) power and implied powers.

Task #4 – Activity – Expressed (enumerated) vs Implied powers

Downloadable File -> Expressed and Implied Powers Activity

Supplementary Reading -> U.S. Federal System – Role of National Government

Task #5 – Now the case of Marbury v. Madison. We will look over the case and do a brief activity as well.

Ticket Out the Door:

Part 1 – Question: How comfortable are you doing with this knowledge?

Part 1  – Common Student Answers: 1. How do the branches of government work again? How does the Supreme Court work with Judicial Review?

Part II –  Question: “Ok, tomorrow I want to begin the class with going over the branches again and how the court system works. How best do you want to go over the information again? We can do video, powerpoint, or primary source articles. Lets do a quick vote”

Part II – Answers: Video – 9 votes, Powerpoint – 15 votes, Primary sources – 8 votes