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Whose Rules (pathfinder)

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Understanding our laws and government rulings is a valued American right as an United States citizen.  We live in a Republic, governed by elected officials, laws, principles, and statutes voted upon by US citizens (Democracy).  Even though our nation's freedom can be a life/death decision for many, it is often said that "American born students know little about the value of their freedom."  Why? Is this a true statement?  Find your journal and do a bit of investigative journaling. . . . . . . . you are the reporter !


1.  Endangered Species Act   (WLMA Pathfinder)   



  • Essential Question: Why was the Endangered Species Act written, who is involved, and how
                                          effective is this act? 
  • Common Readings – Key Vocabulary
  • Websites 
  • Primary Sources  

2.  Bill of Rights – First Amendment  (WLMA Pathfinder  



  • Essential Questions:What was the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

                                           How effective is the amendment to the Constitution in protecting the democratic ideals of the citizens?

  • Common Readings – Key Vocabulary
  • Primary Sources
  • Websites

3.  Elementary Recess (WLMA Pathfinder)   



  • Essential Question: Should recess be required in elementary schools?
  • Common Readings - Key Vocabulary
  • Primary Sources
  • Websites

4.  Founding Fathers: Our Constitution:    



  • Essential Question:  What was the original intent of the Constitution?      

                                           Why was it needed?   How would it govern and provide for it's citizens?

  • Common Readings - Key Vocabulary
  • Primary Sources
  • Websites

5.  U.S. Capitol: Virtual Tour:   



  • Essential Question:  Why was the US Capitol built in DC?

                                         Who was the first Supreme Court Justice?

  • Common Readings/tour - Key Vocabulary
  •  Primary Sources
  • Websites 


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