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Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade activity on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young learners work together to create and sign a set of class rules.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • With younger children, discuss the rules for different places as a whole class rather than in small groups
  • Depending on the age of your students, explore the Constitution in greater depth before creating a set of classroom rules
Pros

  • Offers a list of four children's books that can be read to supplement this lesson
  • Engages children in the process of creating their own set of classroom rules
  • Includes a preamble template for identifying the purpose of the classroom rules
  • Suggests an additional activity for extending learning about the US Constitution
Cons

  • None