Constitution of the United States: Crossword Puzzle

5th - 8th

In this United States history learning exercise, students use the 16 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to the Constitution of the United States.

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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 Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.

Amending the Constitution: Why Change?

As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change and adapt with the times.

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.

Documenting Democracy The United States Constitution

Students explore U.S. history by creating an oral history project. In this Constitution lesson plan, students discuss the importance of the U.S. Constitution in allowing our country to prosper. Students define government vocabulary terms and create an oral presentation about the Constitution which they share with their class.

Constitution Study Guide

Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how bills become laws, and Constitutional amendments.

Constitution Day

Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, learners go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video before participating in a Constitutional Convention simulation.

Reconstruction (1865–1877)

In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of Reconstruction following the American Civil War.

The Constitution (1781–1815)

In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the U.S. Constitution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

The Constitution (1781–1815)

In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the U.S. Constitution. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.

What Constitutes a State?

Students examine the differences between various state constitutions in the United States. Then, using their own

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