This is the way to make history a living experience: an escape room! They must complete puzzles to free the constitution.
Someone has locked up the constitution, and your students have to save it! This lets students practice their knowledge of the constitution in a fun and exciting way. They have to solve each of these puzzles using information about the constitution like the age you have to be to run for the House of Representatives and the number of senators each state has. Students will get very excited and competitive as they try to be the first group to break the constitution out!
You will want to purchase AT LEAST $10 worth of materials to do this lesson (a cheap tool box and a 4-letter lock). You can make it even more engaging by purchasing a lock to go with each puzzle. What are you are buying from Teachers Pay Teachers is the 4 constitution puzzles, hint cards, and instructions.