When it was ratified in 1789, the US Constitution didn’t just institute a government by the people – it provided a way for the people to alter the Constitution itself. And yet, of the nearly 11,000 amendments proposed in the centuries since, only 27 have succeeded as of 2016. Peter Paccone explains why the US Constitution is so hard to change.
This Constitution Day Scavenger Hunt activity will allow your students to browse through the Constitution and find the main concepts about the 7 Articles and 27 Amendments. Introduce, study, or review the United States Constitution by making it a race or a center activity for your students. This scavenger hunt has been a great way to enjoy learning about such an important primary source document! #constitutionday #constitution #civics
Students will color and doodle as they take notes to learn about the U.S. Constitution. These graphic doodles notes summarize the parts of the United States Constitution: the preamble, the articles, the Bill of Rights, and the amendments. These are great for your 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade classroom and homeschool students! Make American History come to life with this no prep, engaging resource! $
How Well Do You Know Your Rights? worksheet. Each statement on the grids based on one of the amendments to the Constitution, some true & some false. Students must determine true or false and identify the amendment being addressed in each statement.
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Interactive Notebook
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Interactive Notebook, which works for both print and Google Drive™, investigates and helps gain understanding of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The US Constitution- Does it still work? (PBL) The founding documents are not always easy for students to understand. Through the Buck Institute model students will answer the question Does the US Constitution still work? After looking at the founding documents in a fun interactive lesson. They will pick an current issue to debate/speak or write about their own conclusion.
Practice math concepts including computation of 1- and 2-digit numbers, rounding, and prime/composite using number facts based on the US Constitution. Problems include: the number of articles in the US Constitution times the number of branches of government, the number of signers of the US Constitution rounded to the nearest ten, and is the number of amendments to the US Constitution prime or composite?