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ERIC Number: ED475440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game. Grade 12--Principles of American Democracy Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Carlson, Don M.
This activity for students in grade 12 aims to increase their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and its fundamental ideas: checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights, and the amendments. Students judge the constitutional powers of each brand of government by participating in the power game. The activity explains how the game is played and sets up 10 "power grabs" for students to resolve (to win the game). The lesson plan lists resources. The teacher notes section addresses California state history/social science content standards; states lesson purpose; discusses classroom organization; and provides power grab answers. (BT)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution