Get ready for Constitution Day with this easy to implement lesson plan complete with all the materials you need to communicate the broad range of topics covered in our nation's written constitution. Many teachers start off study of the U.S. Constitution with the Preamble. This is a logical place to start, certainly, but why not back up a step and begin instead with helping students understand the broad concept of what a Constitution is -- a plan of government. Common Core compliant. $
Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Worksheet teaches students about one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history, forcing African Americans to live with Jim Crow laws for the following 50 years. Students are guided through the case while examining excerpts of the Supreme Court decision. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans. And of course, a key is included.
RECENTLY UPDATED!! This is a useful project for students in a business class, or any other subject area where simple math skills, or real-life examples are needed. This project gives students some insight into what it's like to live on their own, and how much it costs to live!
Constitution Day! The Official US Constitution Scavenger Hunt! Tons of Fun
U.S. Constitution is a Social Studies lesson designed to teach upper elementary students about the historical context in which the document was written, and why we have a Constitution. Students read an original, content-rich informational text about the Constitution. They use information in the text to create two foldables. Students then apply their knowledge to a constructed-response writing prompt in which they must cite their evidence using details in the text.