Orb and Effy Learn About Authority

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Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies lesson. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of rules while making connections between the fictional tale and the history of the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Implement this lesson as a celebration of Constitution Day
  • Teach this lesson at the beginning of the school year, using it to engage children in developing classroom rules
  • When examining the different real-life situations, allow children to talk with a partner before sharing their ideas during a whole class discussion
  • Increase student engagement by displaying the illustrations during a reading of the story
Classroom Considerations
  • Depending on the attention span of your young students, this lesson may need to be taught over the course of two days
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  • Includes a copy of the story to read to the class, including break points for discussing key concepts and questions
  • A series of illustrations that complement a reading of the story is provided
  • Provides a series of discussion topics that reinforce the concepts of power and authority
  • An image of the Constitution is included with the lesson
  • None