Lesson Plan

A New Constitution….Your Turn!

It's the 1700s, and while returning home from the Constitutional Convention, pupils are propelled to 2777. The United States— emerging from a period of unrest and war—needs help developing a new constitution! Using the material from the last few days, classmates create their own rights.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use included materials to guide class members through an analysis of the Constitution
  • Develop a rewritten Constitution for the year 2777 based on the suggested activities
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is last in a three-part From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution unit
  • Activities are stimulating and encourage imaginative thinking
  • Resources scaffold the reading of primary sources
  • Dates in the materials are wrong
  • Some links are broken
Common Core