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Summer Institute, 2007

The following resources used in the 2007 summer institute are available at the following external websites:

Checks and Balances

Power Grab Game

Click the links below to find the resources to play the Power Grab activity Terryl Meador led:

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/power_grab_game/index.html
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/power_grab_game/answers.html

Three-Ring Government and Hand Game

Click the link below to find the resources used by Cheryl Crawford and Bekka:

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=222

Note: The link above has many, many good ideas and is a really excellent resource.

Materials:
Three-Ring Government song from School House Rock DVD (Special 30th Anniversary Edition), available from Lane Libraries.

Sticker design for branches of government hand game (PDF) Note: this file is approximately 3MB and may take some moments to download.

Other Resources

The following link represents a good idea we found but did not use for our Checks and Balances session:

http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/oct6usg.htm


The Constitutional Convention Simulation Activity

Biographical and background information for each role is available at http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/bigpicture.html.

Download the Constitutional Convention Information and Character Worksheet (PDF). Note: this file is 1.5 MB and may take a few moments to download.


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