United States Constitution HyperDoc


Welcome to the United States Constitution HyperDoc! The purpose of this activity is to help you learn about and understand the structure, function, and applications of the United States Constitution.

Please use the pages to navigate through the HyperDoc. Please be sure to "go in order" with this HyperDoc as it has been designed to help you build knowledge as you progress through the activity.

Table of Contents

Explore - Quizlet Flash Cards

Explain - EDpuzzle videos

Apply - E.L.F.s and Unit Post-Assessment

Reflect - Flipgrid Reflection

Extend - Show What You Know Bingo

Collaborate - Amendments Project, Marbury v Madison, Electoral College SAC

Review - Games for each video

Learning Targets:

Learning Target 1 - Describe the components, strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation that eventually led to its failure as a national government.

  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation to explain its failure as a national government. (9-12. GV. 2. GS. C)
  • Compare trade, monetary policy, and taxation under the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. (9-12.GV.3.EC.A)

Learning Target 2 - Discuss the arguments, proposals, plans and compromises of the Constitutional Convention that helped shape the United States Constitution.

  • Analyze the varying perspectives of individuals and groups to explain emerging divisions and political philosophies as the United States was founded. (9-12.GV.2.PC.A)
  • Explain how concerns over a strong central government were addressed to provide for ratification of the Constitution. (9-12.GV.3.CC.B)
  • Explain how the central debates of the Constitutional Convention were resolved. (9-12. GV. 3. CC. A)

Learning Target 3 - Analyze the United States Constitution, including the Preamble, Articles, and Amendments, and discuss how the foundational principles of American Democracy are evident in the Constitution.

  • Apply the concepts of due process of law, popular sovereignty, rule of law, representation, and federalism to explain the purpose and legacy of the Constitution. (9-12.GV.3.GS.A)
  • Explain how the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments limit the power of government, protect individual liberty, and provide for equality under the law. (9-12.GV.3.GS.E)
  • Trace the significant changes in roles, powers, and size of the three branches of government. (9-12.GV.3.CC.C)