Grade: Middle

#4202. Constitution Day

Social Studies, level: Middle
Posted Thu Jun 26 14:11:20 PDT 2008 by David Harpine (David Harpine).
Materials Required: Encyclopedias
Activity Time: 90 minutes to one hour
Concepts Taught: Constitution

Constitution Day Lesson
Print this sheet for students and have them follow it step by step.

Read the Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Research one of the Founding Fathers...
The people who signed the constitution....
George Washington - Our first president
Benjamin Franklin - An author, inventor, and founder of our country
James Madison - Known as the "Father of the Constitution", became fourth president
Alexander Hamilton - Supporter of the constitution, dueled with Aaron Burr when running for NY governor

Your Task
Write a biography of one of these people...
1 page
1 picture
Why (importance)

Use the classroom encyclopedias


Exit Ticket

Write three questions you would like to ask the person you wrote a biography of ...then write what you think their answer would have been!!!