What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

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Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson plan. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing the words and phrases used in the Preamble.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Implement this lesson as an introduction to a unit on the US Constitution and government
  • Create packets of the worksheets for students to read and discuss throughout the course of the lesson
  • Provide pupils time to record their answers to the questions independently, before discussing them with a partner, small group, or the whole class
  • Use the Reviewing the Lesson questions as a formative assessment at the end of the lesson
Pros

  • Lesson includes additional activities for extending learning about the US Constitution
  • A list of supplemental books about the US Constitution is provided with the lesson
  • Numerous questions are included for guiding discussions during each phase of the lesson
Cons

  • None