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What Ideas Are in the Constitution's Preamble?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
This lesson explores some of the ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Students read the Preamble and develop definitions for the six key...
Liberty! A Constitution Day Activity
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Throughout the history of our nation the word “liberty” has been of significance. This Constitution Day activity will ask students to explore the...
State of the Union Bingo
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State of the Union Bingo is a tool designed to engage students in the president’s annual address to Congress. The lesson begins during the class...
Orb and Effy Learn about Authority
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  • Civic Participation
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This lesson introduces the study of authority. Children learn when people are exercising authority and when they are exercising power without...
Dollars & Sense
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Join the National Constitution Center as we explore what the Constitution says about how the American government manages its money. Learn why it was...
Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War
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  • The Civil War
  • MS, HS
Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is a classroom activity designed to support the National Constitution Center’s online game of the same name and the...
Respecting Freedom of Speech
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In the course of this lesson, students will consider the point where respect and freedom of expression intersect. For homework the night before,...
To Sign or Not to Sign - Constitution Day Activity
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In this Constitution Day activity, students will examine the role of the people in shaping the United States Constitution. First, students will...
Constitution Day Lesson Plan
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This student-centered Constitution Day lesson creates opportunities for authentic understanding of the process of the creation of constitution-like...
The 9th Amendment
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Developed by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, this video...