To become familiar with the articles and amendments that comprise the United States Constitution.
1 and 1/2 class periods
Each student must have access to a copy of the United States Constitution. This is then used to answer a series of questions in sections entitled:
• The Preamble and Articles I-VII
• Amendments 1-10 (Bill of Rights)
• Other Amendments
NOTE: I always go over the first five questions with my kids in the section entitled "Preamble and Articles I-VII." This helps them understand how to use the Constitution to find answers.
After reading through and answering questions in the previously mentioned sections, class members then answer Thought Questions pertaining to the Bill of Rights. This helps develop critical thinking skills.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 46-60 of 150
LESSON 46: The Critical Period
LESSON 47: Constitutional Convention
LESSON 48: United States Constitution
LESSON 49: Crossword Puzzle: The Constitution
LESSON 50: Three Branches of Government
LESSON 51: Electoral College
LESSON 52: Presidents of the United States
LESSON 53: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson
LESSON 54: To Tell The Truth: George Washington
LESSON 55: Beginning of Political Parties
LESSON 56: Thomas Jefferson
LESSON 57: The Louisiana Purchase
LESSON 58: Madison, Monroe, Adams, and Jackson
LESSON 59: The War of 1812
LESSON 60: Major Battles/War of 1812