A. Instruction - 5.7
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 4.7
Constitution and Federalist Papers: A Best App for History Teachers
Summary : Just Read it… America!
The Constitution and Federalist Papers app includes the text of our nation’s Constitution, all of its amendments, the Federalist Papers, and other historical documents related to our country’s founding. Additionally, background information about our country’s founding is provided. Users are able to mark specific texts within the app as favorites and share them via social media and email.
Please note: In-app purchases may be required for access to all of the app’s content.
- When studying our nation’s founding, students can use Constitution and Federalist Papers to read primary-source documents used to establish our nation. Teachers can add another level to this activity by having students compose one-sentence summaries of the texts they read.
- To dig deeper into the texts, teachers can have students translate the language used in the primary-source documents into modern-day English.
- Constitution and Federalist Papers can be paired with current events. For example, teachers can have students read a current-event article and then explore the Constitution and its amendments to identify the specific, applicable law connected to the current event.
- After having read the different governing documents in the Constitution and Federalist Papers app, students can be instructed to compose their own governing documents for a utopian society they have created.
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|A7. Cooperative Learning|
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|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
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|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
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