Constitution Day Lesson
|Constitution Day Lesson||2010-04-09|
|1. The learners will participate in a simulation of the Constitutional Convention to further their understanding of the events experienced by the framers while studying the components of the US Constitution.
2. The learners will preview, Charlie Brown’s Birth of the Constitution, a secondary resource, and analyze another perspective on the Constitutional Convention.
3. The learners will be able to empathize with the framers of the United States Constitution by reading Shhh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz.
|This lesson contains teachings of the components of the US Constitution to further the understanding of the events experienced by the framers.|
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IMPLEMENTATION-ONE 90 minute class period
35 Minutes: After the reading of the US Constitution, the students will watch the reenactment of the Constitutional Convention as told by Charlie Brown.
10 minutes: Students will use active listening skills as the teacher reads aloud Jean Fritz’s Shhh! We’re Writing the Constitution. As they are listening, students will complete an entry in their Reader’s Workshop Journal using the attached template. This will be a recurring activity throughout the course of the unit and will take place at the end of each class period.