© Columbia University Press
Paper, 100 pages,
This study guide is designed to be used in conjunction with The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009 by Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis, and Eduardo Borges Martins.
The Guide can be downloaded for free at http://www.cup.columbia.edu/media/4550/measure-of-america-teacher's-guide.pdf
Special features include:
* A focus on the preamble of the United States Constitution, studied in every class in the nation.
* Lessons that compliment social studies curricula, particularly courses on U.S. government, civics, and history.
* An examination of current statistical data culled from U.S. congressional districts, states, and regions, which enhance students' mastery of key content and skills.
* Statistical data and action plans that allow students to engage more intimately with their home congressional districts.
Lesson plans are based on the following topics investigated in The Measure of America:
* Who are we, the people of the United States?
* Preamble to an American dream
* The census, apportionment, and congressional districts
* The U.S. government and human development
* A personal action plan to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
For easy teacher use, these lessons plans also include:
* Synopses of each lesson
* A description of the national standards met by each lesson (based on the themes and high school performance expectations outlined in the National Council for the Social Studies' Expectations of Excellence)
* Lists of necessary materials
* Time required to complete each lesson
* Lesson starters, procedures, and related worksheets
* Resource notes
* Assessment strategies