Central Question: Would the Founders have approved of Executive Actions concerning DACA?

DACA Protest Columbus Circle, New York City. From Wikimedia Commons.

U.S. History Investigation 2

Students use DACA as a case study to consider the limits of presidential power in the United States. After reading and analyzing a collection of sources written by Founders of the U.S., historians, and current news outlets, students think about the perspectives of the Founders and write an argument and counterargument about the limits of presidential power.

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Standards Alignment

Standards Alignment – CCSS & C3

Common Core Logo

Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-8.2, 8.4-8.7, 8.9
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1-8.2, 8.4, 8.5-8.6, 8.8-8.9
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1, 8.4-8.5, 8.7-8.10
ELA Speaking & Listening

C3 Framework Logo

Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8, D2.Civ.3.6-8-6.6-8, D2.Civ.8.6-8-10.6-8, D2.Civ.12.6-8-14.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8, D2.His.4.6-8-6.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8-4.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8-6.6-8., D4.8.6-8.


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