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Standard 4-4

4-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the beginnings of America as a nation and the establishment of the new government.

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive

Lesson

This integrated unit will encompass three parts. Students will begin by selecting a historical key figure they have studied during their time in 4th grade. After selecting their key figure, students...

Government Simulation
Government Simulation

Lesson

Students will complete a government simulation where they learn about the different responsibilities of each branch of government by becoming the different branches.

Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell

Video

After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...
Constitution Day Lesson Plan
Constitution Day Lesson Plan

Lesson

This lesson relates to the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788. In this lesson students will define terms and specify how they relate to the Constitution. Students will answer...

Thomas Heyward | S.C. Hall of Fame
Thomas Heyward | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

Biography of the life of Declaration of Independence signer and noted statesman Thomas Heyward, Jr. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, historic sites, and reenactments, this...
Charles Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Statesman Charles Pinckney's beliefs helped forge the United States Constitution. Fluent in five languages, yet educated and reared entirely on South Carolina soil, this man was elected four times to...
Henry Laurens | S.C. Hall of Fame
Henry Laurens | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Henry Laurens (1724-1792) was a rice planter, merchant, slave trader, and Revolutionary War leader. Signer of the Articles of Confederation and delegate to the...
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

5-minute historical visualization of the biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who is an example of the enormous contribution South Carolinians made to the formation of the government of the United...