Our The Constitution lesson plan introduces the constitution, defining it, explain its meaning, and summarize some of its amendments, including the Bill of Rights. During this lesson, students are asked to participate in a group activity in which they all pretend to be members of the Supreme Court, hearing cases; they then vote on those cases after lengthy discussions about it, simulating a very basic version of the court and how they approach constitutional questions in real life. Students are also asked to match given scenarios to the Constitutional amendment it involves.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the Constitution, explain its meaning, and summarize some of the amendments, including the Bill of Rights.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10