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41 resources with the keyterm preamble

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The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze the Preamble of the Constitution and identify the historical context that led to its wording. They, in groups, interpret phrases from the Preamble, examine relevant court cases and create illustrations for their portion...
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Comparing Countries’ Constitutions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After...
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What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson plan. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
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We the Students

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson plan on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
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Our Classroom Constitution

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
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Comparative Constitutions

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do state constitutions differ from that of the federal government in the United States? Here you'll find an informative reading and activities that will guide your class members through the process of comparing and contrasting direct...
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Anatomy of the Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions...
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Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson...
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Creating a Democratic Classroom

For Teachers 7th
Learners read and interpret the Preamble, write a personal response, and generate a set of classroom rules for both students and teacher for the year. After discussion and debate, actual class rules are adopted for the year.
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U.S. Constitution and Amendments

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars explore the framework of government and examine the Constitution to see its impact on their lives.
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The United States Constitution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young historians explore the US Constitution with this graphic organizer activity. Including a section for identifying the meaning of the preamble as well as the first three articles of the Constitution, this resource supports...
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Responsibility and the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
When are responsibilities freely chosen, and when have they actually been imposed on us? Here you'll find a unique way to frame your class discussion on civic duty and responsibilities inherent in the United States Constitution.
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Preamble to the Constitution: What is Good Government?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify what a good government should provide for its citizens, and link their ideas to those of the founding founders by analyzing the Preamble to the Constitution. They create a mural depicting their understanding of the...
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The Socratic Seminar : A Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss two documents written by Thomas Jefferson. In this Thomas Jefferson lesson, 5th graders analyze the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and a run away slave ad. They participate in a Socratic seminar in...
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"We, the People": New Voices in the Constitutional Debates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the goals set out for the Constitution. They examine the resolutions arrived at to resolve three major conflicts which arose during the writing of the Constitution. They discuss or write down a one-sentence summary of...
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Classroom Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the eight phrases that comprise the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution to determine its principles and purpose. Their own Constitutional Convention is convened to craft a preamble for their school's governance.
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Government: The Land of Cantdo and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars engage in a simulation assisting James Madison in writing the Bill of Rights. After determining the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, they work in pairs to interpret the Preamble. After reading a story...
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We the People

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine both the Preamble of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They work in small groups to connect the two documents and analyze how the documents are important to their lives today. They create a poster that visually...
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The Preamble to the Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss key phrases from the Preamble of the Constitution, find ways to relate the values stated in the Preamble to their daily lives, and explore possible changes needed in the Constitution by future generations of citizens.
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United States Pride

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders learn the responsibility of citizenship and learn facts about a state they choose to research.
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Justice in America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use the Preamble to the Constitution as the central resource, to consider the concept of justice in the United States, from past times to the present. Thoughtful questions are posed and helpful hand-outs provided.
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Decoding Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young readers apply decoding strategies to identify unknown words. For this reading lesson, they read the Preamble and practice using decoding strategies. Small groups rotate to five charts that have questions regarding the Constitution...
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Government and Politics Constitution Worksheet 1

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U.S. government activity, students respond to 9 short answer questions regarding the U.S. Constitution and its Preamble.