I have just completed a new resources page for the United States Constitution. I have taken all the resources from the unit the Launching of a New Constitution, and simply listed them without the lesson plans or reference to them. Additionally, I have embedded appropriate Schoolhouse Rock videos on the page. Many users have asked for the resources to be presented in this format.
There is an audio problem on the Secret of Sherlock Holmes page. For some reason the audio of the stage play starts when the page loads (it is not supposed to) in both Chrome and Opera, but not in the latest version of Internet Explorer. I am working on the problem and hope to have it resolved soon.
I updated The Launching of a New Constitution Appendix links. I added a link to a PDF copy of the Declaration of Independence that I have on my server, which is from the National Archives. Additionally, I added a link to the Bill of Rights and to Amendments 11-27. Furthermore, I changed the Constitution link from the United States Constitution on-line to one at the National Archives. Finally, I updated the Teaching Resources document of the Constitution Question Sheets to reflect the above changes.
I have linked to the United States Constitution online for many years, and it is still a good source. However, it is no longer one that I feel comfortable using in the classroom; it has too many ads now.
The links from the National Archives are more appropriate. If anyone would like to use the Constitution Question Sheets or the unit The Launching of a New Constitution just send me a request by email.
I finally finished a worksheet for the Declaration of Independence. It’s been on the back burner so long that I forget when I started it. My goal is to provide a portfolio of quality social studies teaching resources for school districts, teachers, and those that are homeschooling students.
The Declaration of Independence worksheet is in two formats. A classroom format that students can fill-in by hand, and a lab format that students can fill-in using Microsoft Word. The lab or form version does not work in Word on-line, if anyone is interested in that copy email me a request and I will provide the file.