How to Read the Constitution

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Even lawyers can find the US Constitution to be very wordy! Help learners create a foundation for understanding the Constitution with several analysis essays. Multiple activities complement the reading and allow for active and meaningful learning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate for English learners by providing visual aids to complement the readings
  • Ask scholars to make further connections to how the Constitution affects their lives on an everyday basis
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the lesson goes together cohesively, it may take a few class periods to accomplish everything
  • The first installment of a 20-part lesson
Pros

  • Objectives are clearly listed
  • Scaffolds learning through methods such as making real-world connections and offering suggestions for collaborative learning
  • Methods to assess learning include multiple choice and fill-in-the blank options
Cons

  • None