Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History

Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
Preamble the Constitution Annotated Close Read | for Civics & American History
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  1. This Preamble to the Constitution Activity Bundle includes FOUR resources related to the Preamble: an annotated close read of the Preamble, with engaging margin questions that guide students through the historic document; a "government-in-action" review worksheet that applies the Preamble's six goal
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This Preamble to the Constitution Annotated Close Read lets students dive deeper into the language and purpose of the Preamble. Aligned to the Florida State Standard for Middle School Civics, SS.7.C.1.6 Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, students read through the Preamble, answering questions along the margins, which ask the students to define key terms, rewrite key concepts, and apply the goals of government listed in the Preamble to government actions today. Doing a close read challenges students to read a historic primary source, while the margin notes guide them through a deeper understanding. Suitable for middle and high school students in Civics, American Government, or American History!

This resource includes:

Preamble Annotated Close Read

  • As they read through the Preamble, students highlight each of the six goals of government listed.
  • Wide line spacing allows students to annotate the Preamble with their own notes.
  • A "Big Idea" question asks students to rewrite the six goals of government in their own words, demonstrating their comprehension of the text.
  • Questions printed in the margins ask students to look closer at the text.

Margin questions include:

  • What does it mean to “form a more perfect Union”?
  • Which goal of government might a national court system fulfill?
  • Rewrite “secure the Blessings of Liberty to our posterity” in your own words.

✯ An Answer Key makes your grading easier!

If you want to present your kids with a challenging primary source text in an accessible way, this Annotated Close Read might be for you! For more American History, Civics, and Government-related Close Reads, check out the links below!

This resource comes as a non-editable PDF and includes an Answer Key.

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