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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 42 Views 206 Downloads
Preamble to the Constitution Lesson
Learners examine the Preamble of the United States Constitution. In this United States government lesson, students read the Preamble and investigate a passage from the Preamble. Learners identify the meaning of the specific passage and illustrate a picture about the Preamble.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 212 Downloads
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 31 Views 22 Downloads
What Does The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution Mean?
High schoolers begin the lesson by comparing and contrasting two state constitution's preambles. After identifying the themes in the state preambles, they compare the U.S. Constitution's preamble to the states. They work together to write their own new preamble to the Constitution and research the amending process of the Constitution itself.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 108 Downloads
Vocab Grabbing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Students identify concrete and abstract nouns in the preamble to the Constitution, and complete Frayer Model graphic organizers using history and current events as examples of American values. In this preamble lesson plan, students use the preamble of the U.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 181 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 3 Views 52 Downloads
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 39 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 20 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Students discover the meaning of the preamble to the Constitution. In this constitution lesson, students discuss and answer questions about the importance of the constitution and it's preamble. Students work in cooperative groups to determine the meaning of the preamble.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Constitution Day: Concentrating on the Preamble
Students experience Constitution Day. They discuss the Constitution and its laws, how Congress and the Supreme Court are organized, the rights of the people, and the advantages and disadvantages of a written constitution. They review the phrases for the preamble and arrange cards reflecting the phrases in the correct order.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 6 Views 61 Downloads
Defining America: The Preamble of the Constitution as a lens to view the changing definition of American-ness
Eleventh graders interpret the Preamble of the Constitution. In this American Government instructional activity, 11th graders synthesize a modern translation. Students analyze the changes in interpretation of the Preamble over the course of U.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
Preamble to the Constitution: What is Good Government?
Students 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
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
Talkin’ About the Preamble
The US Constitution contains a Preamble, it is the document that describes what the Constitution is all about. Using several active reading strategies, fifth graders will show that they understand this important primary-source document. They begin by reading the Preamble as a class, then each child will examine the document sentence by sentence.
5th Social Studies & History 20 Views 28 Downloads
Classroom Constitutional Convention
Young scholars investigate the eight phrases that comprise the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution to determine its principles and purpose. Their own Constitutional Convention is convened to craft a preamble for their school's governance.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 3 Views 25 Downloads