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Lead4ward - Constitution
The Constitution and Principles of Government (Grades 7 & 8)


Understanding the seven principles of government is key to unlocking the complexity of the Constitution and our governmental systems. As one of the most cognitively complex units, and most heavily assessed on 8th grade STAAR, vertical alignment is crucial. In 7th grade, students learn how the Texas Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights. A deep understanding and ability to apply the learning to a variety of stimuli is paramount for student success in 8th grade.

This session focuses on the principles of government, the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, and the ratification of the Constitution.

This workshop includes:

  • Exploring knowledge and skills and focus priority student expectations
  • Conceptualizing how to effectively “reach” all of the content standards
  • Recrafting some of our instructional practices to support a student-centered classroom
  • Integrating the process standards in planning routines
  • Preparin
Important Session Information:

Understanding the seven principles of government is key to unlocking the complexity of the Constitution and our governmental systems. As one of the most cognitively complex units, and most heavily assessed on 8th grade STAAR, vertical alignment is crucial. In 7th grade, students learn how the Texas Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights. A deep understanding and ability to apply the learning to a variety of stimuli is paramount for student success in 8th grade.

This session focuses on the principles of government, the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, and the ratification of the Constitution.

This workshop includes:

  • Exploring knowledge and skills and focus priority student expectations
  • Conceptualizing how to effectively “reach” all of the content standards
  • Recrafting some of our instructional practices to support a student-centered classroom
  • Integrating the process standards in planning routines
  • Preparing activities that allow students to access and transfer their content knowledge
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
143354
Credits Available:
(6) CPE Provider #235-950
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
49
Fee:
$150.00
Contact Person:
Mitzi McAfee
Instructor(s):
Jodi Denton
Melanie Castellow
Date Time Location
9/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Cedar (126)


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1905 Leary Lane Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: 361.573.0731