Preamble, Articles, and Amendments, oh my! It’s almost that time of year again. To be honest, I used to dread teaching my 3rd graders about the constitution. There aren’t a lot of resources available for elementary kids and it’s just a tough topic for younger kids. Here are some resources I’ll be using this year.
This is a great book for kids. The entire book is the Preamble of the Constitution. There is one phrase on each page with bright colorful graphics. It’s a great way to break it all down for younger kids.
I just got this one and I really like it. It’s a 48 page book with lots of colorful graphics. This book includes the history behind the U.S. Constitution plus a brief description of the parts of our constitution.
This book is an amazing find! Our Constitution Rocks! was written by a teenager and is a thorough guide to the U.S. Constitution. This is a great resource for kids in junior high on up (or elementary teachers who need a little extra background).
I started working on some resources for my classroom so I’m feeling a bit better about teaching the constitution this year. These activities are sure to help me out this year.
Preamble Match includes two activities. First, students can arrange phrases of the Preamble in order. Then they can match the phrases with what they mean. This is a free file on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click on the picture above to grab a copy.
I’m looking forward to having my class create these Constitution Lapbooks. This lapbook is a very basic overview of the U.S. Constitution. I designed it to be easy to understand for 3rd graders. If you want to give this lapbook a try, visit my TpT store.
Anybody have an awesome resource to share for teaching the Constitution?