5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights. This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class. It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

This is a great way to integrate literacy into the social studies classroom. The class will work together to develop classroom expectations and how to be a good classroom citizen!

5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.  This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class.  It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.

Week-Constitution Day great idea to make our own constitution - help to remind us of rules and order and why we have them!

I love this version of a classroom constitution because all of the students have signed at the bottom. Week-Constitution Day great idea to make our own constitution - help to remind us of rules and order and why we have them!

Constitution Day Activities

I like how she wrote each promise in a different color marker and then had students add their painted handprint to the side of the chart, adding their names when the paint dried.

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