Lesson Plan

The United States Constitution

Ever wish your class could travel back in time and witness the making of the Constitution firsthand? This plan makes the classroom come pretty close. Eighth graders simulate the process of creating a constitution and design their own constitutional games to finish a great interactive resource.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom by assigning students to watch instructional videos at home as an introduction to the lesson
  • Extend the lesson by discussing why certain answers were correct in the class Constitution game
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity spans two weeks and covers 20 unique tasks
  • Learners will need computers for much of this lesson plan; ensure you can obtain computer lab time or that the scholars have computers
  • The breakdown of tasks helps to scaffold learning as pupils build knowledge before beginning projects
  • Provides links for young historians to gain even more knowledge through online games and quizzes
  • Hands-on activities engage eighth graders to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the US Constitution
  • No estimated time for how long each task will take to complete
Common Core