Materials for a Classroom Presentation of the Constitution of the United States

Script, Props, & Activities for Elementary School Children by Janice Howes

Publisher: Teachers Publishing House

Written in English
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    Number of Pages91
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    Open LibraryOL11544259M
    ISBN 100942431014
    ISBN 109780942431018

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By Cathy Travis, Author, Constitution Translated For Kids Constitution Day is September Federal law mandates that public schools at all grade levels teach the rights and responsibilities under the United States Constitution on September Many schools are either teaching the Constitution that day, or one day the following week.   The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Septem , the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United s: Get ready for Constitution Day with this easy to implement lesson plan complete with all the materials you need to communicate the broad range of topics covered in our nation's written constitution. Many teachers start off study of the U.S. Constitution with the Preamble. This is a logical place to. In the all things US Constitution Complete Bundle, you receive the best-selling Constitution Unit PLUS 7 additional resources on the United States Constitution. Purchase the unit to receive unlimited access to ALL of my US Constitution products!Included in this bundle are:⭐ The Resource Best-Sell.

Materials for a Classroom Presentation of the Constitution of the United States by Janice Howes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Constitution in the Classroom. The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to your classroom. Our unique approach to constitutional education emphasizes historic storytelling, constitutional rather than political questions, and the habits of civil dialogue and reflection.

The proposed plan would lead to a four-month process of argument, debate, compromise, and the development of the Constitution of the United States. On Septemthe final draft of the new Constitution was read to the 42 delegates still at the convention.

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Unveil the Class Constitution hand written on parchment paper with an ink pen (to imitate the look of a quill/ink created document) and a poster sized laminated version to hang on the classroom wall.) (5 minutes) 3. The signing process will allow the students the chance to write with a quill pen and Size: KB.

Summary: This lesson presents three activities to introduce students to the Constitution of the United States: mapping its text, studying the Preamble, and matching primary sources to clauses in the Constitution. Rationale: This lesson enables students to understand the plan for the structure and powers of government embodied in the Constitution.

The lesson’s three activities reveal the. " Art. Sect. The Senate of the United States shall have power to make treaties, and appoint ambassadors, and judges of the Supreme Court" Art. Sect. The executive power of the United States shall be vested in a single person. CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA— Page II 4This clause has been affected by clause 2 of amendment XVIII.

5This clause has been affected by amendment XX. 6This clause has been affected by amendment XXVII. 2Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes.

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Have the students review the Classroom Constitution daily during the first few weeks of school and every Monday thereafter to continually reinforce expected student behavior.

Language Arts: Have students write a journal entry about what it was like to write their own Classroom Constitution. Designing’a’Class’Constitution’Lesson’ Plan’ Evan%Fortin%and%David%Harris,%Urban%Montessori%Charter%School Grade’Level(s) Grades%3%and%up.

This briefing document pairs with the virtual Scholar Exchanges the National Constitution Center hosted on March 25 and Ma Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 Standards: - Principles and Documents of Government, - How Government Works.

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Effective Classroom Behavior Management Merrett and Wheldell () mention in their book Positive Teaching in the Primary School four interesting. September 17 is Constitution Day (formerly known as Citizenship Day, until it was changed in ).

It is a federal requirement that all schools receiving federal funds teach something about the Constitution on this day. If you’re like many teachers, you get an email reminder from your principal the day before and have to throw something together quickly to make sure you don’t violate.

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United States Constitution’s most popular book is The Federalist Papers. This lesson is part of a suggested unit plan to cover standard of the United States Government and Citizenship core.

The suggested components of this lesson are the Survival lesson, the Philosophers board game, the Constitutional Convention and this lesson on writing a classroom constitution. United States today, every state has a constitution.

Some organizations have constitutions. The most famous constitution in America is the U.S. Constitution. It is the most important one, too, for all Americans. Inwhen our Constitution was written, very few countries had a constitution.

Rules and laws could be created and changed by the king. Next explain that students will be creating a classroom constitution. Have each group review the U.S. Constitution (available in the student textbook). Explain that the Constitution states the basic laws of the United States government.

Ask students to locate. The Constitution was written in Yes, it is over years old. We actually have old copies of what was created.

We have pictures of the Constitution on this site. Ina group of men met to write the Constitution. They did not like the way the country was going.

They fixed it by creating the Constitution. We call these men The Framers. When it falls on a weekend, schools and other institutions observe Constitution Day on an adjacent weekday. The Constitution of the United States. InGeorge Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and America’s other founding fathers signed the United States Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

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They require teacher direction, but invite students to participate. Second graders study the Constitution. They examine the meaning and fundamentals of the Preamble of The Constitution of USA.

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C. selection of books for classroom use is subject to community approval; citizens' right Most book challenges in the United States A. occur locally and are unsuccessful.Book Your Group; Constitutional Ambassadors Program Give your students a “hall pass” to leave the classroom and explore Constitutional history with This NEW initiative engages students in fundamental questions about the United States Constitution and its relevance to their lives.

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