DESIGNING YOUR OWN CONSTITUTION

DESIGN TEAMS 8-3
__ 8-3 DESIGNING THE CONSTITUTION FOR YOUR COUNTRY-2


DESIGN TEAMS 8-4
__ 8-4 DESIGNING THE CONSTITUTION FOR YOUR COUNTRY


DESIGN TEAMS 8-6
8-6-2-DESIGNING-THE-CONSTITUTION-FOR-YOUR-COUNTRY


DESIGN TEAMS 8-7
8-7-2 DESIGNING-THE-CONSTITUTION-FOR-YOUR-COUNTRY




QUESTIONS: I HAVE INCLUDED THE TIMES TO MAKE IT EASIER TO FOLLOW:

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1. When you write a Constitution, your focus should be to write one that is ____________________________________________________.

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2. What are the three problems with writing a Constitution:
#1 the right level of ____________________________________________


How ___________________ should it be?

What happens if it is too detailed?___________________________________________

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#2 What are the 5 basic values you want to protect?:

1._________________________
2. __________________________
3. __________________________
4. ___________________________
5. ___________________________

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How do you divide power?
______________________ and ____________________________

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What must you insist on?
___________________________________________

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#3: Task. What do the people have to do?

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

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3. There are 309 million people in the USA. 308 million are NOT lawyers or judges. What do the 308 have to decide?

_______________________________________________________

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4. If the Rule of Law isn’t followed, how would problems be solved? ________________________________-

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5. What is the hardest thing about the Rule of Law?
________________________________________-

The overall concept(also appears below)
Design your own Constitution 2019

A simplified outline
An outline for a Constitution

The writing rubric

CONSTITUTION WRITING rubric

HERE ARE YOUR CONSTITUTION EXAMPLES
CONSTITUTIONS FOR STUDY

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

DESIGNING YOUR OWN CONSTITUTION: OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM
HOW WOULD YOU RUN YOUR OWN COUNTRY

You recently gained independence when your mother country simply left after three hundred years, leaving you no government institutions. When they left, they took all law enforcement, military, and medical personnel. You have medical institutions but few universities and no technical expertise other than that which was provided to you.
Your people have appointed a 5-person committee to develop a Constitution to help establish an independent nation that is free and safe from invasion. The people are concerned that any new government allow them to continue being free to live their lives without interference or threats. They are open to a strong military, and would accept any government that gives them security. The only institutions, such as confinement centers, hospitals, and education facilities are those left behind by the mother country.
AT PRESENT, YOU HAVE NO GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY, OR JUDICIARY.
The purpose of this exercise is to use resources available from other countries in an attempt to design, what you believe, to be the best possible way to govern your new country.

Country overview:
1. Your country has one maritime border and shares land borders with three other countries
2. You have a varied climate with ample rainfall, except in the south-central region. You have mountains in the north, which provides a natural boundary.
3. There are 10 subdivisions established. One for each tribal group and three based around the large urban areas.
4. Your country is the home of several historic sites, archeological digs, and one world renown religious center.
5. Your country is not known for significant religious centers of worship.
6. Your country has ample natural resources for the following needs
a. Oil
b. Coal
c. Uranium
d. Water ways
e. Good soil in the western area
f. Desert areas in the southern central area
g. Iron ore in the eastern area
h. Major crops are
i. Wheat
ii. Corn
iii. Cotton
iv. Barley
v. Soybean
vi. Root crops
1. Potato
2. Sugar Beet
vii. Timber

7. The population is less than the surrounding countries by more than 3 million when compared to each. You have 10 million inhabitants with most in rural areas.
8. You have a diverse population consisting of a wide variety of races and religions, but a lack of both Muslims and Catholics.
9. You speak several languages, based on tribal areas. There is one major language, Abbuta, spoken in business ventures with surrounding countries.
10. People from surrounding countries are trying to immigrate into your country for land.
11. You have no known enemies
12. You have desires on maintaining a large Navy and Army, but insufficient resources to support it.
13. You have limited manufacturing centers
14. Your education system is in its infancy
15. You have seven tribal groups vying for power
16. You have outside forces trying to gain control of your eastern area and port facilities.
17. There are three major urban centers situated near the ocean. All have major port facilities, but nor real transportation network
18. You have several large river systems that transit all but the south-central region.
19. The desert area is likely a good source of oil.
20. You have ample wildlife throughout the country.
21. Male and Female literacy rate is less than 60%
22. Male life expectancy is 66
23. Female life expectancy is 68
24. Infant mortality rate is 170 per 1000 live births (very high)
25. Up until now, you have depended on the Mother Country for everything. Consequently, you have no industries, research centers, or manufacturing centers for transportation.
26. You rely on hydro-electric power for 45% of your energy, 20% solar, and 35% oil/ coal.
27. The people have given you 5 days to come up with a working constitution for consideration. Failure to do so will result in banishment to the desert. YOU MAY REQUEST AN EXTENSION, IF THERE IS AMPLE REASON TO BELIEVE YOU ARE STILL WORKING IN EARNEST. THIS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING, WITH YOUR NEW PROPOSED END DATE.
28. You have no monetary system and have relied on the Mother Country’s currency up until when they vacated the region.
Use the Constitutions provided or find one that appeals to you to help guide you in designing a Constitution that will provide your new country a chance to succeed.

You have five (5) days……Each member of the group writes up a narrative stating how they arrived at their decisions.

HERE IS WHAT YOUR COUNTRY LOOKS LIKE:

____ MYSTERY COUNTRY 2019