Principles of the United States Constitution Project

Project #1: Wordle

Wordle Create
Copy text from a Constitutional Article and paste it in.
The bigger words will be the words used most often and MAY give you an clue of what the Article is about.

Project #2: Article 4, Section 3 Comic Book

Sign Generators
Before beginning, you need to choose a Constitutional Article, read it, and then write a dialogue that explains the Article.

Reliable Resources Required

Citation Format: MLA

  • Easy Bib
  • Online databases usually provide the citation.

Content Widgets

Six Principles of the United States Constitution video -- Notice the citations at the end.

Six Principles of the United States Constitution Flashcards, Games, and Test

Principle: Checks and Balances (Facts of Congress Video)

Principle: Federalism (Facts of Congress Video)

Principle: Popular Sovereignty__ Definition

Content and Standards Addressed:

210:15-3-173. Information literacy
(a) Information literacy.
(1) Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. (American Association of School Librarians [AASL], STANDARDS FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY LEARNER)
(A) Skills
(iii) Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
(iv) Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
(v) Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
(vi) Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
(vii) Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
(viii) Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.
(ix) Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
(B) Dispositions
(i) Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
(ii) Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
(iii) Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.
(iv) Maintain a critical stance by questioning the validity and accuracy of all information.
(vi) Display emotional resilience by persisting in information searching despite challenges.
(vii) Display persistence by continuing to pursue information to gain a broad perspective.
(C) Responsibilities
(i) Respect copyright/ intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
(iii) Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.
(iv) Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.
(v) Use information technology responsibly.
(D) Self-Assessment Strategies
(i) Monitor own information-seeking processes for effectiveness and progress, and adapt as necessary.
(ii) Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.
(iii) Monitor gathered information, and assess for gaps or weaknesses.
(iv) Seek appropriate help when it is needed
(3) Standard 3: Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. (American Association of School Librarians [AASL], STANDARDS FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY LEARNER)
(A) Skills
(i) Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.
(ii) Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
(iii) Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.
(iv) Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.