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Breathe new life into a teaching of the US Constitution with this interactive resource. For any upper-elementary or middle school teacher covering US history with their students, this is a must-have addition to their mobile device library.

4th - 8th Social Studies & History 1 Collection 233 Views 114 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
App Overview

Starting with the Articles of Confederation in 1777 and moving through to the ratification of the 27th Amendment in 1992, this app provides a comprehensive look at the document upon which the United States was built. Tap and swipe through screen after screen of text, photographs, and graphics explaining the creation of the Constitution, the system of government it established, its ratification process, and all of its amendments. This multimedia resource is bound to engage children in developing a deeper understanding of this historical document.

Interactive Features:

  • Map of the United States showing the growth of the nation
  • Image of the actual US Constitution
  • 360-degree view of the inside of the Supreme Court
  • Fill-in-the-blank Preamble activity
  • Jigsaw puzzle of James Madison
  • Bill of Rights matching activity
  • Multiple-choice assessment (5 questions)
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Instructional Ideas

  1. Create a worksheet for children to complete as they use this app to learn about the US Constitution
  2. If the technology is available, project and explore this resource as a whole class during a unit on the US government
  3. Allow students to use this app with a partner, providing them a list of questions to discuss at specific points in the resource
  4. Make this resource available to the class during the week of Constitution Day
Classroom Considerations

  • The app includes a list of books on the Constitution with links to Amazon; be sure students understand that they are not to make any purchases

  • Includes an index that allows users to easily navigate through the resource
  • Engages users with a number of interactive features
  • Text includes academic language that is appropriate for fourth grade and above

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