Congress's War Powers

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Declaring war is not as easy as some may think. High schoolers learn about Congress's limits regarding war by reading important clauses in the US Constitution. Various independent and collaborative activities reinforce learning, making the lesson more meaningful and memorable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide visual aids along with the readings to help explain the purpose of each clause
  • Flip the classroom; have scholars answer discussion questions in a journal at home
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth in a series of 20 lesson plans
  • Lesson can be taught as a standalone but may need additional prep work to build adequate preknowledge
  • Resource makes scaffolding in the classroom easy
  • Easy to tailor to a class's specific needs
  • Comprehension assessments and answers keys make it easy for you to create test questions
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