Documenting Democracy: Lesson Plans on the United States Constitution

Balance and compromise. Class members come to understand the importance of these concepts as they investigate the concerns of the various stakeholders and how the format of the Constitution addressed these concerns.

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Instructional Ideas
  • A great lesson to present on September 17, Constitution Day
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the entire packet to determine the activities appropriate for your learning situation
  • No background is provided for the Three-Fifths Compromise
  • The packet includes lesson plans for various grade levels, a vocabulary list, suggestions for projects and activities, and resource lists and links
  • The strength and weakness of this resource is that it attempts to provide exercises and activities for all grade levels