United States Constitution Lesson Plans
Constitution Teaching Theme
States Constitution Worksheets
of Rights - The purpose of this activity is to acquaint the students
with the guaranteed rights of the Bill of Rights, and assist them to see
the application of these rights in their daily lives.
- What is citizenship? Using the preambles from the US Constitution and
the Florida State Constitution as references, students determine rights
and responsibilities of citizenship. This introductory lesson for the
unit, We the People, introduces students to the concept of citizenship
that will be the common thread throughout the entire unit.
for All - Do you know your rights? This lesson will help students
demonstrate their knowledge of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges
as United States citizens. Students will show examples by completing a
graphic organizer and writing persuasive essays.
Constitution - Students will learn the purpose of the U.S. Constitution
Students will analyze the language and meaning of the Preamble Students
will work in cooperative groups to write a class constitution.
Bill of Rights - The students will be able to describe their rights
as human beings that live in the United States.
Rules - The need for rules and why we need government in our life.
Amendments Survey - Students conduct a Constitutional Amendments Survey
to create an opinion poll forum for the upcoming Florida vote.
and Laws - Children will understand the difference between democracies
and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government
- Constitution and other other writings that helped to shape the government
of the United States. Students demonstrate understanding of the federal
government of the United States (Federalism, Democracy vs. Republic, Rights
vs. Freedoms) through regular formative assessments and a summative assessment.
Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government - Students demonstrate
knowledge of the differences between limited and unlimited governments,
by writing a letter from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson to King
George III explaining why a constitutional democracy is better than despotic
of the Constitution - This lesson plan will cover seven major documents
used as a reference by T. Jefferson when he wrote the U.S. Constitution.
- Our Government
Scavenger Hunt - Students go on a paper scavenger hunt to learn about
the United States Constitution and government.
and Article 1 - To have an understanding of the goals of the Preamble
and to understand the main ideas of Congress and why it matters now.
Allocation of Scarce Resources - A really comprehensive lesson.
Nation's First Governement - Who should have the control in Government?
The Kids - Students will investigate the Preamble to the Consttitution
and make it more meaningful to them.
Freedom? - This activity allows students to understand the importance
of civil liberties and the events that led to inclusion of one of these
civil liberties in the U.S.Constitution. Students explore individual responsibilites
associated with that freedom.
- Who Has
Power? - Students analyze the Constitution and design a crossword
puzzle which correctly associates specific legal powers with specific
groups or individuals within government.
Needs Government?...We All Do. - Explains the consequences of having
a lack of government and rules and laws for a society.