Introduction to the Constitution

Constitution excerpt

Overview

In preparation to learn about the rights and responsibilities detailed in the U.S. Constitution and the purpose for its structure of government, students develop their ability to compare and contrast documents and make their own historical interpretations as they complete a close reading of the Preamble. After, students put the Preamble into their own words.

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

60 minutes

Topics

close reading, paraphrasing, Preamble, U.S. Constitution

Author

California History-Social Science Project

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