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 goals of government to actual examples of our Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches at work today; and a creative one-pager activity, where students interpret and illustrate the Preamble!
Aligned to the Florida State Standard for Middle School Civics, SS.7.C.1.6 Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, this bundle has everything you need for an engaging, enriching lesson on the Preamble to the Constitution in your middle or high school Civics, American Government, or American History classroom!
This bundle includes:
In this Preamble Annotated Close Read, students carefully read through the first sentence of the United States Constitution, guided by margin notes that help test understanding of key terms and concepts. Students also highlight the six different goals of government, then rewrite those goals in their own words.
Margin questions include:
A great follow-up review for the Annotated Close Read, this Government in Action Worksheet has students connect examples of real government action to the various purposes of government listed in the Preamble, from ”establish Justice” and “insure domestic Tranquility” to securing the “Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity”!
This Matching Activity (with a bonus Short Essay Response) asks students to apply real-life examples of government action, both historical and current, to the six goals of government laid out in the Preamble.
This activity allows students to think critically about how real actions by the U.S. government fulfill the various goals of government laid out in the Preamble, showing the Constitution at work throughout history.
Finally, this We the People Preamble One Pager is a creative activity that makes for a great culminating project for your Preamble unit. Students read a short passage on the purpose of the Preamble and the importance of its first three words “We the People” in establishing our government as a democracy. They underline or highlight each of the six goals of government laid out in the Preamble, then using the One-Pager Template, illustrate each of these goals, using their creativity to demonstrate their comprehension!
This bundle comes as a .Zip folder, includes non-editable PDFs and both Anwer Keys and Samples.
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