Constitutional Law Teacher Resources

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Constitution Day/Citizenship Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for materials to use in your celebrations of Constitution Day/Citizenship Day? Look no further. The lesson plans, activities, and videos in this collection will help you meet the requirement that all educational institutions...
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Organization of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection explores the federal and state court systems, as well as criminal and civil court systems. Along the way, high schoolers consider the qualifications necessary to serve in high-federal offices, and why courts...
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Case Study: Constitutional Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Posed here is an issue of land ownership and law from the year 1773. Learners can use what they know about the US Constitution, statehood, and Articles I, III, and IV to answer five questions regarding the scenario.
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How is Our Government Organized?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore rights of their clients. For this constitutional law lesson, students play an online game that requires them to review individual cases in order to determine the rights their clients have.
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Running for Freedom: The FUgitive Slave law and the Coming of the Civil War

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In order to understand the complicated nature of slave laws during the Civil War, learners compare and contrast an abolitionist poster and a runaway slave ad. They use an attached worksheet to consider each primary source document, then...
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Arrest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners become active participants in the legal process as they take on the roles of witnesses, jurors, and defendants in a trial simulation. An understanding and appreciation of the legal system is fostered through the experience.
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Landmark Supreme Court Decisions: History and Effect

For Teachers 10th
Students examine a Supreme Court decision. They survey the case's inception in the lower courts, through the effects the decision has had on subsequent lower court decisions, law, and police. They write a 5-6 page paper summarizing...
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Law and the Rule of Law

For Students 6th - 12th
We hear a lot about the importance of the rule of law, but most people do not really know what those words mean. The lesson is a webpage that defines the rule of law, explains why it is important in a democratic society and provides...
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Constitution Lecture 6: Who is the Ultimate Arbiter?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is there one ultimate arbiter who has the final say on issues or questions related to whether as act is constitutional or not? Lecture six discusses the powers each branch of the government has in making final judgments on constitutional...
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Law Day: Constitutional Law Outline

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students receive information about laws. Some of the categories include powers of the federal government, federal powers vs. state powers, and the Bill of Rights. It is in an outline form that looks like the student follows along with...
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Constitution Lectures 1: The Non-Consent of the Governed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A lot of interesting questions are posed in this video series on the Constitution. While the narrator informs listeners about the laws and intricacies of the US Constitution, he also pushes them to consider the tyranny of the US...
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Constitution Lecture 7: General Welfare

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The United States Constitution has a general welfare clause, but what does that mean? The concept of general welfare and the ways general welfare has been used (or misused) in the United States is covered with connection made to the US...
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The Making of the United States Constitution

For Students 1st Standards
Pay tribute on Constitution Day with a worksheet designed to answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the U.S. Constitution. Scholars read a short informational text then answer questions—multiple choice and short answer.   
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give budding historians a guided exploration of the Declaration of Independence, historic photos, videos, and more as they deepen their understanding of the American Revolution and the attitude of the colonists leading up to the war.
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Questions about the United States Constitution

For Students 1st Standards
Celebrate Constitution Day with a worksheet that encourages scholars to discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the United States Constitution. After reading a brief informational text, pupils answer short answer and...
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Crime and Punishment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You wouldn't give someone a 10-day timeout for eating a piece of candy. The US government, too, does not believe in unreasonable punishment. A variety of exercises exploring the clauses of the US Constitution prompts class members to...
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Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/Legislative

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? The founding fathers asked the same question when the United States was formed. Learners explore issues that arose during Madison’s presidency that raised constitutional questions. Through discovery, discussion, and...
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Explore Rights Around the World

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How has the American Bill of Rights influenced the rest of the world? An interactive web activity helps individuals see the similarities between countries' bills of rights. A text-to-text tool compares the American Bill of Rights to...
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Lesson 2 James Madison: The Second National Bank—Powers Not Specified in the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much power is too much power for the federal government? Scholars use primary documents and constitutional research in groups to analyze the creation of the Second National Bank under James Madison. This is the second lesson of a...
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Constitutional Convention Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why did the Founders make it so challenging to amend the US Constitution? To gain an understanding of why the process is so difficult, class members engage in a Constitutional Convention simulation. Groups draft, propose, and debate...
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James Madison: Raising an Army—Balancing the States and the Federal Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To war! To war! Every nation in the history of the world has had to deal with warfare on some level. Scholars go through a series of activities and discussions surrounding the development of the Constitution to help them better...
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Nomination Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States..." Scholars investigate the nomination process of Supreme Court justices when assuming office. Through examination of primary and secondary...
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Interstate Commerce and the Constitution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who had power over trade in the early days of the United States? Who has power now? Viewers investigate the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Using an AP Exam review video, learners examine issues surrounding authority...
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Federalism

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Federalism divides power to protect individual rights while giving the government enough power to be effective. The concept comes from a balance the Founding Fathers struck between authority and freedom. Scholars explore the relationship...

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