This Amending the Constitution: Why Change? handout & reference also includes:
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.
- Insert this lesson into a middle or high school unit on the US Constitution
- Break the lesson up across multiple days, performing the Constitutional Convention simulation as a culminating activity
- Allow students to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment, Federalist 43 exerpt, and political cartoons with a partner or small group before having a whole class discussion
- Lesson plan and all supplemental worksheets are available as Word documents that can be modified by teachers
- A PowerPoint presentation is provided that complements the lesson
- Offers additional activities that extend learning about the amendment process