Lesson Plan

Responsibility and the U.S. Constitution

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When are responsibilities freely chosen, and when have they actually been imposed on us? Here you'll find a unique way to frame your class discussion on civic duty and responsibilities inherent in the United States Constitution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a class brainstorm on the definition of responsibilities and illustrate the information you gather on a whiteboard 
  • Draw symbols or illustrations for each type of responsibility you discuss
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Activity sheets incorporate primary source analysis of segments of the Constitution
  • Lesson is heavily based on direct instruction and worksheet completion