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We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab

We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
We the People: Constitution Preamble Visual Vocab
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This is a fun introductory lesson to do before starting the Constitution in Government or US History. I have used this with basic ELL students and higher-level American students and they all love it. I let them use their tablets to search for images. I also have them share in their groups and try to figure out exactly what each sentence of the preamble means. It allows the students to make a visual interpretation of the meaning of each word or phrase of the preamble, as well as find synonyms. The kids tend to work towards understanding phrases versus words, which makes the activity much more meaningful. If they speak other languages, even better.
Even though the preamble has no legal significance, it outlines the goal of the Constitution in the same way that the Declaration outlines the goals of the new "experiment" in democracy.
This works well as a group project. I have included several exemplars from individual projects as well as group project mode. In the group project, students come together in diverse groups to create a poster version with as many languages as possible. It serves as a real icebreaker and gets the level ones talking. .

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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