Article III of the United States Constitution Teacher Resources
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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 students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
New Review 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.
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. Several excerpts of the constitution are included here, as well as worksheets, document analysis sheets, maps, and letters to congress. A very thorough lesson!
Learners research the Constitutional provision for the Judicial branch of government. They examine different U.S. founder's positions on the relative strength of the judicial branch and act as a review court for Marbury vs. Madison.
In this U.S. Constitution worksheet, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Articles I-VII of the American plan for government.
Learners analyze Article III and the Seventh Amendment. In this US Justice instructional activity, students research the US jury system and complete a Student Jury questionnaire. Learners will discuss the impact the implementation of the Jury System had on US Justice system.
Students investigate some basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court. The operation of the Supreme Court forms the focus of the lesson.
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
Fourth graders investigate how the Ohio Constitution serves as a plan of government. In this Ohio Constitution lesson plan, 4th graders participate in cooperative learning activities, including a role-play, research, and vocabulary game. Students explain how a constitution provides a framework for government, limits the power of government, and defines the authority of elected officials.
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web resources are included.
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.
High schoolers describe demographic, economic, political and geographic features of the U.S., summarize events leading to the creation of the Constitution and describe the process of amending the Constitution.
Young scholars explore how historical documents have clarified and secured individual rights for citizens and outlined the role of government in the United States. Through discussion and text reading, they explain the American beliefs and principles reflected in the Constitution and discover the rights guaranteed by the Constitution are enforced.
Students examine American beliefs and principles reflected in U.S. Constitution, identify rights guaranteed by U.S. Constitution, and discuss how principles outline role of United States government in order to insure that just, free society is maintained.
Students examine the U.S. Constitution. In this American government lesson, students explore the purpose and significance of the Constitution as they read the provided handouts and complete the provided worksheet.
Students study the powers and limitations of the three branches of the American government. They explain how the system of "checks and balances" protects the individual citizens. They explain how the amendments to the Constitution function today.
Eighth graders study the U.S. Constitution and its major political concepts. In this Constitution lesson plan students complete several lessons and answer questions.
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.
Fourth graders investigate how the Ohio Constitution serves as our plan of government. They participate in cooperative learning activities, including a role play, research and a vocabulary game. This is done in order to establish the effectiveness of governmental activities.
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.