To Amend or Not to Amend, That's Been the Question...Many Times

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Looking for some ideas for how to celebrate September 17, Constitution Day? Check out a packet that focuses on the factors that are considered in the amendment process. Class members examine the amendment process and the types of amendments that have been adopted. They then analyze some proposed amendments and predict whether the amendment will be adopted.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Set aside additional time to prepare individual copies of several handouts, a PowerPoint presentation, transparencies, and/or posters
Classroom Considerations

  • Constitution Day is September 17
  • Requires considerable time to complete
Pros

  • The 17-page packet includes a teacher's guide, a step-by-step procedure, and worksheets
Cons

  • Lacks a hook to engage class members in the topic
Common Core