July 4, 1776
, the Declaration of Independence, one of the most famous documents,
declared the American colonies free and independent of the British rule.
This was the start of freedom.
A little over a decade later, the Constitution and Bill of Rights
came into effect. They set
forth basic laws for our nation, which affects every citizen.
This land is known as
you talk to the students at Chinook Elementary, you realize many
students do not know much about the United States Constitution.
After completing this Webquest you will work on a newspaper
article informing other students in the school about the Constitution.
You will need to study the Constitution to learn why the
Constitution was created and why the Constitution is important.
You will also learn how the Constitution affects our lives.
Your assignment is to write a newspaper article. Your article should include all of the answers to the questions below. To answer these questions, you should go to the websites listed in the Research section of this Webquest. Remember, you are writing for the school newspaper. You will need to gather the information and present it in the form of a newspaper article.
of the Founding Fathers
This site will link you to information about the delegates who signed
the United States Constitution.
This site will link you important information about the United States
This site will allow you to type in any word and will give you its
U.S. Constitution #2 This site will give you important fact about why our Constitution was written and an outline of the United States Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States This site will provide you with text of the Constitution as well as biographies of the delegates who signed the Constitution.
Please view the evaluation link by double clicking on the title Evaluation. Your paper will be graded based on this rubric.
Have fun! With the completion of this assignment you should have some basic understanding of our United States History. This knowledge will help you with our next unit of study in social studies, The United States Constitution. The Internet will be your source of gathering the information. You can do it!