District: East Greenbush Central School District
School/District Representative: Sylvie Schweig
SLO Project Name: Constitution Wiki
Authored by: Sylvie Schweig
E-mail:schweigsy@egcsd.org
Homepage address: http://greenmeadow5.wikispaces.com/
Grade Level(s): Grade 5
Subject Area(s):Social Studies / English Language Arts
Learning context:
Common Core Standards ELA
5.RIT.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
5.RIT.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
5.RIT.9. Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
5.RIT.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
5. W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
5.W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
SED SOCIAL STUDIES Grade 5

Standard 5: Civics, Citizenship, and GovernmentStudents will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments, the governmental system of the United States, United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship,
Assessments:
Constitution Scavenger Hunt
Preamble (We the People) worksheet
Branches of Government Graphic Organizer
Letter to Your Senator
Bill of Rights Wiki participation


Student Outcomes(Exemplars):
Procedure:

Students complete various activities for each of the categories of Constitution.
Time Required: 2 weeks
Resources(materials):
Wiki website, links and worksheet
Reflections:

The project develops an understanding of government while giving students the experience of publishing their learning in a communal database, the wiki.