To become familiar with the eleven amendments that were added to the Constitution between 1795 and 1933.
1 class period
This lesson includes two contests that make it fun to learn about Amendments 11-21. Students compete to answer as many questions as possible by filling in missing words, names, and terms in statements pertaining to Amendments 11-14 (Contest 1) and Amendments 15-21 (Contest 2). Each correct answer is worth either 4, 6, 7, or 8 points. A perfect score is 100.
After going over the directions for Contest 1, you can set a time limit for completing the 16 questions. Once the time has elapsed, have the kids exchange papers and read the correct answers to them. Determine who has scored the most points. I usually tell my kids that the top 5 scores will be the winners of the contest. Continue in the same way for Contest 2.
NOTE: Class members will need access to a copy of the United States Constitution.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.