FC: We the People... Ms. Kelli's Government Class Project | Spring 2010
1: Welcome to my Mixbook Technology Curriculum Project! The following pages are examples of work that students might create and publish following the directions of my Social Studies lesson plan found at the end of the Mix Book. Technology is a powerful motivator for students.They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and that can be published and shared with other students, family, and friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. -Kelli Hovey
2: How it all began...
4: The Constitution
5: The Constitution is the highest law. The Law is a set of rules that we live by. It belongs to the United States. It belongs to All Americans! Our Constitution says how our government works. It creates the Presidency. It creates Congress. It creates the Supreme Court. The Constitution lists key rights, rights that belong to all people, just because they are alive and live in our country. By listing these rights they are made special. | The Constitution was written in 1787
6: System of Check and Balances: The 3 branches of our government work together to make our system work. For example: 1. The Legislative branch makes the laws. The executive branch (the President) has the power to veto those laws. 2. The President (executive branch) has the power to appoint the federal justices, but the Senate has the power to take those justices out of office through impeachment.
8: Barack Obama | OUR CURRENT LEADERS | Qualifications: | -Must be 35 years of age -Must be a natural born citizen of the US -resident of the US for 14 years
9: Vice President: | Joe Biden | FUN FACT: No where in the Constitution does it state qualifications for the Vice President. Most people have a common belief that the qualifications are the same as the President.
10: US Supreme Court
11: Our Current Justices (as of April 2010) | John G. Roberts- current Chief Justice -appointed in 2005 by George W. Bush John Paul Stevens Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Sonia Sotomayor | *All justices are selected by a current or former presidents and are approved by the Senate. Justices are appointed for life.