The Constitution and Bill of Rights come to life with these activities!
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U.S. Constitution- A Common Core-Aligned Reading and Social Studies Unit
Pages 3-5: Articles of Confederation-Passage and Cloze Activity
Pages 6-8: Creating a Constitution-Passage and Flap Book Activity
Pages 9-11: Preamble to the Constitution-Passage and Match Activity
Pages 12-16: Preamble to the Constitution-Mini-Book
Pages 17-19: The Great Preamble Race-Help your students memorize the Preamble in a FUN way!
Pages 20-21: Preamble Roll-a-Phrase-A review of terms from the Preamble to the Constitution
Pages 22-23: Branches of Government Diagrams
Pages 24-28: Branches of Government Relay Game
Page 29: Branches of Government Choice Activities-Use this for a fun review project!
Pages 30-35: The Problem with Representation-Inquiry Discussion Activity and Foldable Activity
Pages 36-38: Compromise Necklaces-A fun review of the Great Compromise and Three-Fifths Compromise
Page 39: The Bill of Rights in Modern Language-An excellent “cheat sheet” for students
Pages 40-43: Bill of Rights Cloze Passage
Pages 44-51: Bill of Rights Detective’s Notebook-Includes scenarios for students to examine and discuss
Pages 52-54: Federalists vs. Antifederalists-Passage and Flap Book Activity
Pages 55-62: Important Individuals at the Constitutional Convention-Short biographies with Foldables
Pages 63-72: Constitution Scoot Game
Pages 73-75: Constitution Unit Study Guide
Pages 76-80: Constitution Unit Test with Answer Key
Connecting the Bill of Rights to Everyday Life- Common Core
This lesson should be used after the “Bill of Rights” has been introduced and discussed. Students will work in cooperative groups of 2-3. Each group will receive ten Scenario Cards in an envelope. Each card will describe one scenario connected to the Bill of Rights. The job of the cooperative group is to examine the scenario to determine which Amendment it applies to and whether or not the person’s rights were respected.
Bill of Rights: Sort-Trade-Sort Game (Promotes Active Classroom Engagement)
Students will review the rights contained in the Bill of Rights. They will work cooperatively to locate examples of the rights needed to complete the “Brilliant Bill of Rights Game Board.” I chose
rights that are most applicable to 4th-7th grade students: Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8.
Bill of Rights- How Important Are Our Rights? A Two-Part Activity
Page 3: Letter to Students from Planet Montack- asks for help in choosing the five most important rights from the U.S. Bill of Rights
Page 4: Cooperative Group Checklist: Lists steps to complete the activity
Pages 5-9: Rights Cards: Gives ten rights in kid-friendly language- one right per card
Page 10: Rights Checklist #1- Students indicate the order of importance they chose for the rights
Pages 11-12: That Right Is Not Important…Think Again!
Each right is listed along with what could happen if that
right did not exist in the United States
Page 13: We’ve Changed Our Minds!- After reading and discussing “That Right is Not Important…Think Again!”, students will probably need to change the order of importance for their rights. Students often do not realize how much their life would change without one right or another!
Page 14: Bill of Rights for the Citizens of Montack- Students write the five rights they determined were most important.
Pages 15-20: Bill of Rights Mini-Book: Each right is
listed on one page, in kid-friendly language. Students
will write why each right is important to them and make a
pictorial representation of the right.
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