Article I of the United States Constitution Teacher Resources
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New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with learners using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 84 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 83 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?
Students analyze the Preamble of the Constitution and identify the historical context that led to its wording. They, in groups, interpret phrases from the Preamble, examine relevant court cases and create illustrations for their portion or text.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 47 Views 212 Downloads
Teaching With Documents: U.S. Constitution Workshop
What does it mean to be American? Explore the constitution and what it really means to be a citizen here. First, learners of all ages will investigate different primary source documents. Then, they establish each document's constitutional relevance.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 78 Views 705 Downloads
Constitutional Period Parade
What a unique and creative way for class members to summarize what they have learned about the United States Constitution! Here you will find project guidelines for learners to work independently on designing a float to represent a topic from the Constitutional period, such as the Constitutional Convention, Articles of Confederation, and the Bill of Rights.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
Considering the expressed and implied powers of Congress, was it constitutional for the United States to establish the Second National Bank in the early nineteenth century? What is the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Constitutional Scavenger Hunt
Have your class learn through exploration. They use their texts and go on a US Constitutional scavenger hunt. Included are 45 questions they must hunt to find answers to. This plan uses the text as the main resource, why not give clues to other books, documents, or the Internet to make this scavenger hunt really fun.
9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 62 Downloads
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution
Students determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation Proclamation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 44 Downloads
Through reading materials, worksheets, and a primary source activity, this resource provides an overview of the structure and powers of the legislative branch of government in the United States. Readings review how a bill becomes a law, powers of Congress, and a comparison of the House and the Senate.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Case Study: Constitutional Law
Posed here is an issue of land ownership and law from the year 1773. Learners can use what they know about the US Constitution, statehood, and Articles I, III, and IV to answer five questions regarding the scenario.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Principles of the US Constitution
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements outlining their assigned principles, and consider which principle is most important to the Constitution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 65 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Founders’ Library: Thinking as a Founding Father
Students analyze the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For this U.S. government lesson, students examine books, movies, and music that influence them today and then investigate writings that influenced the framers of the Constitution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 75 Downloads
We Are The People
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 29 Views 61 Downloads
The Role of State Government and the State Constitution
Students investigate the relationship between state and national governments. They define the principles of American federalism how the constitution outlines the powers of state and federal government. Lesson focuses on Nebraska specifically.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 43 Downloads
Separation of Powers: Connecting the Separate Powers
Students study the concept of separation of powers. They recognize how the Constitution provides for separation of powers and categorize public officials into one of three branches of government. Students do a role play and see if they hear anything out of the ordinary.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 48 Views 130 Downloads
Studying Florida's Constitution: State's Rights
Students examine the basic rights in their state's constitution. They vote on a class issue, analyze how an amendment is passed, develop a flow chart to demonstrate the steps, and write and illustrate a booklet about their basic rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Age of Constitution Writing
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after independence, as well as examine a summation of the Articles of Confederation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads
Think about the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence with your budding historians. They analyze the importance of historical documents by examining several famous documents, and then they complete activities that check their understanding of the documents.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 41 Views 325 Downloads
A Nation's Voice
Students research the Constitution and the War Powers Act in order to determine what the powers of the government are in times of conflict. They answer a series of questions then write a legal brief either supporting or condemning the president's actions in the conflict they researched.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads