Additional Resources What is the Interactive Constitution? 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. Scholars are selected with guidance from leaders of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society—two prominent constitutional law organizations that represent different viewpoints on the Constitution.
Copy of the U. Examples of Classroom Standards printable During Instruction Decide how you would like to divide the class into groups of 2—4 students.
Prepare a poster from poster board entitled "Our Classroom Constitution. Divide the class into two teams. Give Team A a simple math problem grade level appropriate. When they answer it correctly, give Team A 30 points. Give Team B a math problem and points when they answer it correctly.
The object of the game is to score the team differently and unfairly. Students should quickly understand that the game is unfair.
At the end of the game, allow students to discuss their reactions and feelings. Discuss the importance of rules. Ask the students the following questions: When do we use rules? Why do we need rules at home, at school, in our community, and in our country? What would happen if we did not follow the rules at home, at school, in our community, and in our country?
Who enforces rules at home, at school, in our community, and in our country? Guide the discussion to understanding the purpose of the U. Summarize the "rules" listed in the Bill of Rights.
Day 2—3 Step 1: Review the importance of having rules and the Constitution. Introduce the book Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz and share that it will help them understand how and why the U. Write the following heading on the board or on chart paper: Ask them to think about this question while you are reading the book to them.
After the read aloud, brainstorm with the class what their thoughts were about rules they need in their classroom this school year to maintain order and fairness.
Write their responses underneath the heading on the board or chart paper.
Then place students in groups of 2—4. Instruct them to choose three rules from the list they brainstormed and generate three Classroom Standards. Each standard should be stated in the positive. For example, if one of their rules was "Don't yell in the classroom," then a positively stated Classroom Standard would be "We use our inside voices in the classroom.
Upon completion, have each group share their positively stated Standards with the class. Record Standards on chart paper. Instruct the students to identify duplicates and help revise the list to total of six standards.
At a later time, rewrite the revised Standards onto another sheet of chart paper. Display all chart paper used in the process to help students visualize the concept of editing.A Constitutional Approach to Classroom Rules.
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We could write a classroom Constitution about the things we think are important to have a successful classroom. The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution sets out the purposes or functions of American government as envisioned by the framers.
Using the Preamble as a guide, students will identify the purposes of their own classroom and create a class “constitution.”. “Our Classroom Constitution” Author: Jessica Kodys Milford Public Schools About this Lesson We write down our rules and promise to follow them in order to establish a better learning environment.
Article 1:Non-Negotiable School Rules.