The Constitution

Teacher: Karen O’Shaughnessy

Editor: Rachel M. Stanton, M.Ed.

General Description

By the end of the lesson, students will define the many different parts of our Constitution as evidenced by their poster presentation/rubric; showcasing the definitions and meanings and significance of their particular section.

Optional: Students will also be able to define vocabulary as evidenced by completion of an exit ticket.


Diagnostic Assessment:
Class discussion re: The Constitution and associated vocabulary

Formative Assessment:
Circulate during group work - pose questions to students

Summative Assessment:
Assess posters via rubric and class discussion.

Create an Exit ticket:
Definitions and T/F that assesses students understanding of content.


  • U.S. Constitution
  • Copies of If You Were There When They Wrote the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
  • Poster paper
  • Drawing/coloring supplies
  • Premade groups
  • Harcourt Textbooks
  • Poster rubrics for group

Materials and Documents

Keep up the highly engaging and intellectual seminars! The Constitution is of utmost importance!
- Teacher, 2015
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