Teaching the Constitution
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Teaching the Constitution A Collection of Lessons by Henry T. Conserva

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Published by Walsworth Pub Co .
Written in English

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Open LibraryOL11537607M
ISBN 100940213214
ISBN 109780940213210

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Teaching the Constitution. The Constitution is all around us; it affects each of us, every day. We are told that it is the most important document to our daily lives, yet most people cannot. SHHH! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz, a power point presentation, and the creation of a flip book, students will understand the challenges surrounding the creation of the Constitution, what the Constitution says, and what it actually Size: 2MB. Make the Constitution jump off the page with these resources! Contents of the U.S. Constitution Unit: Pages Articles of Confederation-Passage and Cloze ActivityPages Creating a Constitution-Passage and Flap Book ActivityPages Preamble to the Constitution . When Americans started writing constitutions in the s, doing so was a new idea. The idea of having a written constitution as the original supreme fundamental source of law was an American invention. Now most nations around the world, with a few notable exceptions, have written constitutions.

Teaching students about the U.S. Constitution doesn't have to be boring. Instead, give your home-schoolers the civics education they need through fun, engaging activities. These lessons work for one child but can be modified for multiple home-schoolers. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”. The law is the set of rules that we live by. The Constitution is the highest law. It belongs to the United States. It belongs to all Americans. The Constitution says how the government works. It creates the Presidency. It creates the Congress. It creates the Supreme Court. The Constitution .   National Constitution Center; 3: Outlining the Constitution's Six Big Ideas (45 minutes) Students will analyze the text of the Constitution to identify specific examples of the Six Big Ideas in action. Provide the list of the Six Big Ideas to the students, direct them to define each term, then discuss with the whole class to check for understanding.

Constitution Day, which Congress made an official holiday in , is normally observed on Septem the date on which the world’s oldest written constitution was signed into law in All public schools receiving federal funding are required to provide educational programs on the history of the Constitution during the holiday. The U.S. Constitution was adopted by delegates at the Constitutional Convention on Septem Use the printables, references, and lessons below to examine the significance of this document in American history. Teach your students about its writing and explore the meaning of democracy with cross-curricular activities. Step 1: Review the importance of having rules and the Constitution. Introduce the book Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz and share that it will help them understand how and why the U.S. Constitution was written. Write the following heading on the board or on chart paper: "What kinds of rules do we need in our classroom to. If you teach at a school that receives government funding you are required to teach your students about the Constitution on that day each year. This post will explain how you can fulfil your legal obligation as a teacher while staying true to your values of developmentally appropriate instruction.