The Birth of the U.S. Constitution

Resource ID#: 167880 Type: Tutorial


General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 13 Minute(s)
Keywords: grade 7, tutorial, Civics, Articles of Confederation, federalism, Framers, compromise, Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, Constitution, Preamble, 1787, Declaration of Independence
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Video/Audio/Animation
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

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