Creating Our Parts of the Constitution

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After rereading parts of the Iroquois Constitution from previous lessons as well as articles on conflict resolution and bullying, fourth graders work in pairs to write sections of their school constitution. Using the provided writing frame, learners identify a problem they observe in school, create a rule to address the issue, and explain how the situation will be improved. This lesson meaningfully engages students in using their writing to make a positive impact on their school.

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Pros

  • Differentiated to support all learners
  • Meaningful activity that engages students
  • Clear learning objective
Cons

  • Requires copies of the Iroquois Constitution from previous lessons
Common Core