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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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The Preamble to the Constitution: A Close Reading Lesson

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..." These familiar lines begin the Preamble to the Constitution, but do learners know what they mean? A close reading exercise takes a look at the language of the...
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What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
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The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze the Preamble of the Constitution and identify the historical context that led to its wording. They, in groups, interpret phrases from the Preamble, examine relevant court cases and create illustrations for their portion...
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The Preamble to the Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss key phrases from the Preamble of the Constitution, find ways to relate the values stated in the Preamble to their daily lives, and explore possible changes needed in the Constitution by future generations of citizens.
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The United States Constitution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young historians explore the US Constitution with this graphic organizer worksheet. Including a section for identifying the meaning of the preamble as well as the first three articles of the Constitution, this resource supports...
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Comparing Countries’ Constitutions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After...
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Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson...
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What Does The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution Mean?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils begin the lesson by comparing and contrasting two state constitution's preambles. After identifying the themes in the state preambles, they compare the U.S. Constitution's preamble to the states. They work together to write...
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Vocab Grabbing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners identify concrete and abstract nouns in the preamble to the Constitution, and complete Frayer Model graphic organizers using history and current events as examples of American values. In this preamble lesson plan, students use...
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Lesson 11: The Preamble

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the opening statement of the U.S. Constitution. In this Preamble activity, 12th graders paraphrase the Preamble and then discuss what it means to Americans today.
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The Evolution of the Preamble

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Reading and comprehending informational text is vital in all subject areas. Upper graders use primary sources and worksheets to better comprehend the historical importance of the Preamble of the US Constitution. Web links, handouts, and...
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We the People Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Even the most inspiring documents in American history had to go through a few drafts before they were ready for publication. Reinforce the importance of the writing process, as well as the collaborative nature of democracy, with an...
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Reading the Preamble

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U.S. Constitution worksheet, students read the Preamble of the Constitution and then respond to 7 short answer questions based on their analysis of the document.
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Understanding The Preamble

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. For this government lesson, students write a preamble to encourage cooperation in their classroom as they study the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution.
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Defining America: The Preamble of the Constitution as a lens to view the changing definition of American-ness

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders interpret the Preamble of the Constitution.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders synthesize a modern translation.  Students analyze the changes in interpretation of the Preamble over the course of U.S....
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Bulletin Boards: License Plate Preamble

For Students 3rd - 12th
Decorate your social studies classroom with a bulletin board printable featuring the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution written on the license plates of all 50 states. Beginning with Alabama, and ending with Wyoming, the introductory text...
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Preamble to the Constitution: What is Good Government?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify what a good government should provide for its citizens, and link their ideas to those of the founding founders by analyzing the Preamble to the Constitution. They create a mural depicting their understanding of...
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Celebrating Our Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
School House Rock's "Preamble" launches a study of the Preamble of the US Constitution and the relevance of this 200 year-old document today.
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American Government Preamble to the United States Constitution

For Students 4th Standards
Observe Constitution Day with a worksheet that delves deep into the who, what, why, when, where, and how of the U.S. Constitution. Scholars read a short informational text then answer 10 questions—short answer and multiple choice. 
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We the Students

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson 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...
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The Changing Pledge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This is the perfect resource for celebrating Flag Day or introducing the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States to your students! Pupils first investigate an earlier version of the Pledge from 1892 and identify how the document and...

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