Teacher: Gail MacGuire
Editor: Rachel M. Stanton M. Ed.
Objective:Students will be able to generate a list of positive attributes learned from our forefathers and their commitment to democracy and connect those to positive/effective citizenship.Students will use historical examples to support their ideas.Essential Understandings:Students will understand the struggles and sacrifices their forefathers endured to develop the guidelines which later became the constitution, which guides our nation today. They will develop ownership for paying forward the responsibility of citizenship not only on Constitution Day by everyday.Assessments:
Full lesson plan for Constitutional History and Responsibility
Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
This antiqued parchment document is a one large page poster sized replica of the original hand written Constitution of the United States. The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was completed on September 17, 1787. The Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Goals of the Preamble and what each one means
This factual gem that's written with Jean Fritz's humorous touch chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States. Color illustrations accompany the text in this engaging account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which contains historical fact as well as interesting details, such as how the hot weather and loud street noises affected the men creating the document.
Children's early reference for early US History
Rap songs about the Constitution
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