Article III of the United States Constitution Teacher Resources
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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...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Founders’ Library: Thinking as a Founding Father
Students analyze the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students examine books, movies, and music that influence them today and then investigate writings that influenced the framers of the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reflections on Judicial Power - Part I
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
Young scholars 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Article III: The Judicial Branch- We the People Constitution Tour
What is the primary role of the judicial branch of government in the United States, and why is Article III necessary to the Constitution? Here is an excellent reference handout on the judicial branch, including information on the job of...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution
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...
11th Social Studies & History
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America
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...
8th Social Studies & History
New Review African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution
To begin a study of voting rights, class members take a sample literacy test that individuals had to pass to be able to vote. They then engage in a WebQuest, investigating the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable