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New Review The Constitution of the United States
Engage elementary school children in learning about the US Constitution with this collection of worksheets and printable activities. From reading and writing the Preamble to playing a Constitution Trivia game, this resource offers numerous opportunities for children to better understand this important historical document.
5 mins K - 6th Social Studies & History 83 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and illustrating the five purposes of the US Constitution as described in the Preamble.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson plan takes you and your readers step-by-step through a close reading of a secondary source analyzing the phrase "We the People" in the Constitution's Preamble.
7th - 9th Language Arts 53 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson plan. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing the words and phrases used in the Preamble.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 25 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young learners work together to create and sign a set of class rules.
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History 24 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Comparing Countries’ Constitutions
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After reading each preamble, they answer five questions listed along the top of the page.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review The United States Constitution
Help young historians explore the US Constitution with this graphic organizer worksheet. Including a section for identifying the meaning of the preamble as well as the first three articles of the Constitution, this resource supports students with understanding the structure and purpose of this historical document.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 24 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How do state constitutions differ from that of the federal government in the United States? Here you'll find an informative reading and activities that will guide your class members through the process of comparing and contrasting direct segments of the US Constitution and a sample state constitution.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Creating a Democratic Classroom
Learners read and interpret the Preamble, write a personal response, and generate a set of classroom rules for both students and teacher for the year. After discussion and debate, actual class rules are adopted for the year.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 26 Downloads
UNDERSTANDING THE PREAMBLE
Fifth graders determine which goal of the Preamble addresses a topic. They determine which Amendments of the Bill of Rights supports which of the 6 goals of the Preamble and explain the purpose and meaning of the Bill of Rights as identified in the Preamble to the U.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 53 Downloads
Preamble to the Constitution: What is Good Government?
Young scholars identify what a good government should provide for its citizens, and link their ideas to those of the founding founders by analyzing the Preamble to the Constitution. They create a mural depicting their understanding of the Preamble.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 65 Downloads
New Review Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars brainstorm and vote on a set of classroom rules that is signed and displayed in the classroom.
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Preamble to the Constitution
Students discuss key phrases from the Preamble of the Constitution, find ways to relate the values stated in the Preamble to their daily lives, and explore possible changes needed in the Constitution by future generations of citizens.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 26 Downloads
New Review Responsibility and the U.S. Constitution
When are responsibilities freely chosen, and when have they actually been imposed on us? Here you'll find a unique way to frame your class discussion on civic duty and responsibilities inherent in the United States Constitution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your kids may be surprised to learn that at one time women, Native Americans, and white males who did not own property were not thought of as part of “the people.
8th - 10th Language Arts 36 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Evolution of the Preamble
Reading and comprehending informational text is vital in all subject areas. Upper graders use primary sources and worksheets to better comprehend the historical importance of the Preamble of the US Constitution. Web links, handouts, and printable worksheet is included.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads