This is an excellent way to engage students regarding the purpose of government. With a few short prompts which ask students to reflect and write agreement or disagreement with the statements, students begin to consider the overall purpose of government. This activity is perfect for a think-pair-share and general class discussion. The purpose of government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution is at the end to transition to lessons about American government.
Keywords: Preamble, nature of man, U.S. Constitution