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Kids will learn all about the battle to write, ratify, and enforce the Constitution, as they delve into this critical issue in American History. Take an in-depth look at the ratification struggle, learn about the Bill of Rights, and discover how amendments are proposed and incorporated into legislation.
Reading Level: Upper Elementary and Middle School
In this app, you'll learn about:
• What Is the Constitution?
• The Constitutional Convention
• Articles, Sections, and Clauses
• Who Supported the Constitution
• The Bill of Rights
• Other Changes to the Constitution
• The Supreme Court
• Interactive 3-D models
• High-definition video and audio
• Hi-res photographs, cartoons, and animations
• Easy-to-read, accessible writing
• Quizzes, puzzles, and other fun games
• Plus…optimized for the iPad Retina display
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Ratings and Reviews
Fifth Amendment inaccuracy
There's a question about what it mean to plead the fifth. The answer says witnesses can plead the fifth, but the amendment doesn't say that. The fifth says the accused can avoid being made a witness against himself by pleading the fifth. Other witnesses must answer because they are not the accused.
There are too many problems with this app's presentation of history regarding the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and amendments to detail here, so I gave the one good citation. Hopefully other people will trust but verify all that this app mentions.
It lacks immensely in showing how difficult it was to create a new government in such as way as to avoid the pitfalls of various prior forms of government.
Why are there two Senators per state? What was the original method for selecting Senators, and why? It's different than electing Representatives, and for good reason. History shows Senator selection changed at a certain point, but why? It's important to know.
Trust, but verify, and don't rely solely on the links this app provides.
A comprehensive overview of our Constitution
An excellent resource, filled with clear explanations of the Bill of Rights, facts about the founding fathers that bring this important era to life for kids...plus a great tour of the Supreme Court. It's not easy to make history fun but this app does it, telling the story of our Constitution in way that is sure to engage kids.
History in color
A fabulous introduction to our Constitution and The Bill of Rights . This app explains the complicated background that produced our Constitution. How the framers had differing opinions, but worked to resolve them. Arguments for and against, compromises made and the history of amendments. Highly recommended.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.