“U.S. Constitution” is a Social Studies lesson that focuses on understanding the main purposes of the Constitution – to establish a framework for our government, to explain the rights of citizens, and as a standard for our laws.
Included in this product:
• Detailed 6-page lesson outline (PREVIEW)
• “I can…” Learning Goal Chart
• Essential Question Wall Chart
• Vocabulary Poster
• Vocabulary Lesson Outline
• Original informational text (Lexile measure 870L)
• Teacher’s guide for informational text
• Cloze notes for the informational text with answer key
• 3D Graphic Organizer (tri-fold)
• 3D Graphic Organizer (five-fold)
• Words to Know Printable – reviewing difficult words in text
• Constructed-response Prompt with scoring guide
• Bonus Activity – Word Search
Suggestions for how to use the activities in this lesson with an interactive notebook are also included. Both of the 3D graphic organizers will fit within the pages of a standard composition notebook. However, the lesson is designed so that it can also be used without such notebooks.
I completed this lesson with my students over 3 days. Ideas are included on how you might structure the lesson to suit your schedule.
Updated June 30, 2015!
This lesson was originally published on 9/7/2014 and has since been expanded and revised with more details in the informational text, a second foldable, and another printable focusing on difficult words.
Also available in the Charters of Freedom Series:
• Bill of Rights (All 10 Amendments)
• Declaration of Independence
Happy Teaching ~ The Reflective Educator
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