From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution
The year is 2777. Fifth graders, as delegates, are tasked with drafting a new Constitution for the United States. They begin the process by reflecting on the meaning of democracy. They examine the principles of the current Constitution, its three-branch format, and the Bill of Rights. Next, they review the Articles of Confederation and consider its shortcomings. The unit closes with class members creating their Constitution for the United States of America.