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    To the American Constitution! The Constitution of the United States comprises the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government. It also describes the three chief branches of the Federal Government and their jurisdictions. In addition, it lays out the basic rights of citizens of the United States. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest Federal constitution in existence and was framed by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787. The Constitution is the landmark legal document of the United States.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30OyU4O80i4]YouTube - Constitution Preamble - Schoolhouse Rock[/ame]

    and how it came to be necessary:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-9pDZMRCpQ&feature=related]YouTube - Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock - No more Kings[/ame]
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    Seems like its on life support these days.
     
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    it always has been.
     
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    and eventually there is a response. I must admit, this is the best week to be the social studies teacher. ;) I have the authority to make the 'little grades' get an intro to the Constitution. I understand the importance of reading and math, yet don't always understand how they can't integrate 'social studies' into reading and there's plenty of math that can be integrated too! But today's my 'week'! So they are using the plans from here, disclaimer, I've written plans for this site:

    http://www.civiced.org/constitution_day_lessons.php

    Now in January it's teaching the 'census'. Not so excited about that, though good maps and lots of statistics, which are great for the kids. (Note the 'math?')

    U.S. Census Bureau Educational Resources
     
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    Happy Birthday!

    But what does one get the document that has everything?
     
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    Egads, brings to mind a 6th grader who said her parents said Obama is killing the Constitution and should be impeached! :eek: Mind you, I'm no Obama supporter, BUT... I said, "That's interesting, perhaps tonight at dinner you might ask what laws they think President Obama has broken? That's the only reason that the Constitution says the House should consider impeachment." Real problem is 6th grade curriculum is ancient history, this is a 'throw in.' Poor kid hasn't a clue what the Constitution says, obviously neither do her parents. But it was a teachable moment, can't wait for Monday. We're off tomorrow.
     
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    Loyalty and defense?
     
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    That's so funny Annie! And it's even more funny because there are some on here who think the same thing, so basically they think like a 6th grader! :lol:


    Great thread btw, thanks for posting! :thup:
     
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    Thanks Echo, that means alot coming from you!
     

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