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Are you looking for a way to teach and/or review (perfect for state social studies testing) the U.S. Constitution? This game is a student favorite.
Blank bingo card
Constitution word chart
Bingo clue cards
Bingo chips (included but not necessary if you have your own bingo chips)
Core Democratic Values Anchor Chart (to post for discussion and debate)
Topic investigation graphic organizer (to use with the “Academic Challenge” posted on the bingo card)
Print blank bingo cards (one per student and a few extra just in case…)
Print word chart (one chart for display and discussion)
Print and cut apart bingo clue cards (consider laminating for future use)
Have bingo chips available for each student (one page per student or use your own bingo chips… dried beans, torn paper, M and M’s, etc.)
Distribute the blank bingo grids (one per student).
Define Constitution: Merriam-Webster defines a Constitution as “The basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it.”
Discuss the importance of having a Constitution. Discuss: “What might our Country look like without a Constitution (laws and rights)?”
Display the chart of Constitution words.
Invite students to select 24 words and write them directly onto their grid – creating an ORIGINAL bingo board (this takes about 30 minutes). This allows students to become familiar with the vocabulary.
When all students have completed this task you’re ready to play.
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