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What Ideas Are in the Constitution's Preamble?

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Subject Social Studies — Civic Participation, Civics and Government, Government
Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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This lesson explores some of the ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Students read the Preamble and develop definitions for the six key phrases in the document. An audio version of this lesson is available at Visit the Center for Civic Education at for many more free resources for teachers of grades K-12, including additional Constitution Day lesson plans.

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2 Reviews
Good resource to introduce
Good resource to introduce the Constitution to students.
Kelly Hersey
October 25, 2018
Excellent lesson for teaching about he Preamble to the Constitution. Includes purpose, key terms, visuals, ideas for discussion, problems, lesson review, objectives, procedures and supplemental activities.
June 09, 2013

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