Constitution: The Articles, Primary Source
This is a great way to study and know the information contained within the United States Constitution. To better understand the layout and information within the United States Constitution, students will read through the original 7 Articles of this primary source document and find the main ideas. This is a nice addition to Constitution Day or your existing unit on the Constitution.
Don't be afraid to have your students study this great document. One of the most influential documents of all time, the Founding Fathers kept this document short, and at an 8th grade reading level so the average citizen of the late 1700's could understand their own government. Students may grumble at first when talking about the Constitution, but using this "user-friendly" guide to understanding this great document, students will have a sense of accomplishment and patriotism when completed. I believe you and your students will benefit with this practical, do-able series of worksheets for your classroom.
- Worksheet #1 - 20 questions about Article I.
- Worksheet #2 - 14 questions about Article II.
- Worksheet #3 - 12 questions about Article III.
- Worksheet #4 - 14 questions about Articles IV-VII.
- Answer keys are included for all worksheets.
A copy of the U.S. Constitution is not included in this product. You will want to use the Constitution found in the textbook or another source. This has proven to be one of the best ways for my students to comprehend the information and layout of the U.S. Constitution. For an even quicker overview of the Constitution, and all 27 amendments, you might enjoy Constitution: Scavenger Hunt, Primary Source
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