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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...
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,...
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 Constitutional Convention: Balance of Powers
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
History is the chronicle of choices made by actors/agents/protagonists in specific contexts. This simulation places students in the midst of the...
The Constitution: The Country's Rules
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In this lesson, students develop an awareness of the Constitution by exploring what it is and why it is important. Students examine their classroom...
Constitution Day Rap
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This lesson introduces students to important facts about the Constitution and its history. Students create a thirteen-star flag and read or perform...
What Is Authority? - Constitution Day Activity
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  • Civic Participation
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This Constitution Day activity and lesson introduces the study of authority. Students learn two very important concepts: authority and limited...