Lesson Plan

The U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights

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Using discussion questions and a poster-creating activity, learners explore how the framework of the Constitution and its Bill of Rights help create safe communities. After listening to a song about the preamble and reading the Bill of Rights, young scholars work together to create artwork that demonstrates what they learned.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use included prompts to lead a conversation about how rules create a safe community
  • Have class members develop posters that explain the Constitution's preamble or Bill of Rights
Classroom Considerations
  • Resources referenced in the lesson are not included but are easy to find or replace
  • Resource includes a rubric, which makes feedback simple
  • Discussion questions make the Constitution relatable to children in grade school
  • Interdisciplinary format of the resource engages a variety of class members
  • Recommended "School House Rock" song is dated and not a diverse representation of America
Common Core