4.5 Students understand the structures, functions, and powers of the local, state, and federal governments as described in the U.S. Constitution.
1. Discuss what the U.S. Constitution is and why it is important (i.e., a written document that defines the structure and purpose of the U.S. government and describes the shared powers of federal, state, and local governments).
Objective: Students will be able to identify the United States Constitution and briefly explain when and why it was created.
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How does the U.S. Constitution affect the lives of Americans today?
Make sure to write your answer in your social studies notebook and have
it ready to discuss on Friday!