The U.S. Constitutional Tradition
Students study the Constitution and then in an interactive group activity create a "Second Constitutional Convention" specifically designed to evaluate and trim down the number of amendments.
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Responsibility and the U.S. Constitution
When are responsibilities freely chosen, and when have they actually been imposed on us? Here you'll find a unique way to frame your class discussion on civic duty and responsibilities inherent in the United States Constitution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Naturalized Citizens and the Presidency
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution takes center stage in a lesson that asks class members to assume the role of state senators, debate a resolution to amend the U. S. Constitution to permit naturalized citizens to run for...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution
Students determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How do state constitutions differ from that of the federal government in the United States? Here you'll find an informative reading and activities that will guide your class members through the process of comparing and contrasting direct...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson 10: Culminating Activity for Constitutional Principles
Understanding the US Constitution is impossible without understanding the basic principles it was founded on. Assign groups one of the principles, and have them search the Constitution and identify which amendments correspond with their...
12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching With Documents: U.S. Constitution Workshop
What does it mean to be American? Explore the constitution and what it really means to be a citizen here. First, learners of all ages will investigate different primary source documents. Then, they establish each document's...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 5: Constitution Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Twelfth graders explore the limited powers of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government and complete the provided handouts on...
12th Social Studies & History
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed