Article III 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 students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 30 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads 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 constitutional relevance.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 58 Views 689 Downloads
Reflections on Judicial Power - Part I
Students 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 12 Views 51 Downloads
The Jury System
Students analyze Article III and the Seventh Amendment. In this US Justice lesson, students research the US jury system and complete a Student Jury questionnaire. Students will discuss the impact the implementation of the Jury System had on US Justice system.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 16 Views 64 Downloads
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
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 activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 35 Downloads
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 research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 195 Downloads
The Purpose of a 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.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 71 Downloads
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 resources are included.
11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 60 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 41 Views 126 Downloads
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 10 Views 66 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 74 Downloads
The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads
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 6 Views 58 Downloads
The Purpose of a Constitution
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.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
The Role of State Government and the State Constitution
High schoolers 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 8 Views 42 Downloads