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Article III of the United States Constitution Teacher Resources
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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!
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.
Students discuss two computerized options to change the current U.S. government. In this Constitutional Convention lesson plan, students write a statement advocating for one of the choices and participate in a mock modern Constitutional Convention in which one of the options will be voted on.
Students explore the constitutional guarantee of the right to trial by jury. In this U. S. Constitution instructional activity, students read or view Twelve Angry Men and respond to discussion questions regarding the jury. Students examine the constitutional provisions raised by the book/film and create posters that promote the assurance of impartial juries in the American judicial system.
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.
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 They analyze the importance of historical documents by examining several famous documents, and then they complete activities that check their understanding of the documents. Also included is an activity that breaks up the Preamble and pairs motions with certain phrases to help learners remember it.
Students 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.