Thursday, September 1, 2016
Constitution Day and Class Constitution Lesson Plan
This Constitution Day Back to School Class Constitution Group Project is an excellent back-to-school group activity for any social studies class or for Constitution Day each September 17 (or September 16th this year since it falls on a Saturday)!
Working in groups, students create a Class Constitution in the same format as our Constitution with a preamble, articles, and more! These are then presented and a final Class Constitution is created that can provide classroom rules for the whole year.
My classes worked on these the first week of school and I kept these posters hanging up in my room all year as a reminder that my students helped create the rules and it was a fantastic classroom management strategy!
A rubric for the activity is included for your convenience.
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