The following principles have been recognized as core tenets of the U.S. Constitution:
- Checks and balances
- Judicial review
- Limited government
- Popular sovereignty
- Separation of powers
Create a 12-15-slide PowerPoint presentation to educate a group of students or adults about the core tenets listed above for an upcoming Constitution Day celebration in a school setting. You may select a grade level 1-12, teachers, or parents as your audience. Please specify your intended audience and include other pertinent information within the speaker notes. Your presentation should be engaging and appropriate for your chosen audience. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 50-100 words in your speaker notes per slide.
In addition to your PowerPoint, include a 250-500-word essay describing two interactive learning activities for your intended audience to coincide with your presentation.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Read “Original Intent or Evolving Constitution? Two Competing Views on Interpretation,” by Perry, from Insights on Law & Society (2004).
Man, Morality, and the United States Constitution
Read “Man, Morality, and the United States Constitution,” by Lambright, from the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2015).