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The U.S. Constitution Lesson Plans

Students will watch a collection of videos about the Bill of Rights, create artwork interpreting parts of the Constitution and analyze the Constitution’s role in current events.

View the video Introduction to the U.S. Constitution:

Discussion-Guide 

 

Lesson Plan 1- The Bill of Rights

Objective:  Students will watch a collection of video clips about the Bill of Rights and form opinions about the most significant rights

 

Lesson Plan 2- Constitution Ceiling Tiles

Objective:  Students will interpret phrases from the Constitution by creating artwork ceiling tiles
 

Lesson Plan 3- In the News

Objective:  Students will conduct research to discover the role the Constitution plays in current events
 

21st Century Core Content
History
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Civic Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Make Judgments and Decisions
Solve Problems
Communicate Clearly
Analyze Media
Adapt to change
Be Flexible
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Produce Results

 

 Additional Resources:
U.S. Constitution by Archives.gov
U.S. Constitution.net
The Supreme Court of the United States
The National Constitution Center
The Library of Congress

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
Privacy Rights
Religious Freedom
Free Speech
Capital Punishment
Obama Administration

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Posted on: December 18, 2012, 4:10 pm Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: , ,

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