US Constitution and Bill of Rights

Rethinking the U.S. Constitutional Convention: A Role Play Teaching Activity. By Bob Peterson. Grades 3 and up.

A role play on the Constitutional Convention which brings to life the social forces active during and immediately following the American Revolution with focus on two key topics: suffrage and slavery. An elementary school adaptation of the Constitution Role Play by Bill Bigelow. Roles available in Spanish.

Free PDF including the Bill of Rights                    

The Constitution of the United States from National Constitution Center including the preamble and the Bill of Rights. 

Print Your Own Booklet of the Constitution of the United States

Video instructions on how to print: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnuEJVUeEd4

Printable copy: http://www.constitutionbooklet.com

Teacher’s guide primary source set on The Constitution Grades 6 and up and adult resource

Companion to Primary Source about the Constitution

PDF of Constitution with George Washington’s hand-written notes

Bill of Rights Students explore the amendments of the Bill of Rights and learn how important, and unique, our rights are from those in many other countries.

Bill of Rights on Brainpop (You need an account) Do you know your rights? You will after watching Tim and Moby take you through the Bill of Rights in this BrainPOP movie. Discover why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution and about each of the 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Lesson Plan All grades:

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 Schoolhouse Rock- The Preamble Grades 2 and up

THE INTERACTIVE CONSTITUTION  A free app from the National Constitution Center. In the Interactive Constitution, scholars from across the legal and philosophical spectrum interact with each other to explore the meaning of each provision of the Constitution. Upper grades

Rights Matter: The Story of the Bill of Rights Teaching Guide. By Nancy Murray and the Bill of Rights Education Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.. 2006. 69 pages. A free, downloadable, student-friendly booklet on the Bill of Rights, available in English and Spanish.  The project encourages citizens to think critically about difficult social issues and the importance of the Bill of Rights.

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