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Indiana Sixth Grade Standard 6 Resources

Sixth Grade Civics

Standard 6

Describe the individual rights held under Article 1 of the Indiana Constitution, such as freed of speech and freedom of religion.

Lesson: What was the first national government like?

  • Class Guide [Word] [PDF]
  • Vocabulary [Word] [PDF]
  • PowerPoint [PPT]
  • Reading Exercise “Articles of Confederation” [Word] [PDF]
  • Reading Exercise “Shays Rebellion” [Word] [PDF]
  • Reading Exercise “Rogue Island” [Word] [PDF]
  • Reading Exercise “Federalist #21 (in modern English)-Defects of the Articles of Confederation [PDF]

Inquiry-Based Assessment Question

In Article 8 of the Indiana Constitution guarantees the right to education for Hoosiers by saying “schools… shall be without charge, and equally open to all.” However, the U.S. Constitution does not offer the same guarantee. Should education be a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution?

Video Resources

What basic ideas about rights were included in state constitutions?

What kind of rights did state constitutions identify?



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