Matching Game with the US Constitution

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In September we celebrate Constitution Day. Begin the celebration with a grand conversation about the US Constitution. Follow up the in-depth discussion with a learning game in which scholars match terms to images such as the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, the American flag, and more! 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Copy game pieces on cardstock and laminate for continued use 
  • Print and display images and background information on a Constitution Day themed bulletin board 
  • Post game rules where players can easily see and reference them while they are playing 
Classroom Considerations

  • Game pieces look best printed in color, but it is not necessary to play a successful matching game 
  • Check the calendar to confirm the date for the current year's Constitution Day
Pros

  • Provides detailed background information for direct instruction 
  • Game pieces offer real-world pictures and paintings, along with cartoon images
Cons

  • The game itself is not too robust in its concept reinforcement