Exploring the United States Constitution



Before starting your research, click on the following links to find a tool to help you take notes during this process. Use any of these tools that may be useful to your group. Right click on the link before opening and click on "open in new tab". Then you will be able to go back and forth between your notes page and the webquest page.

Essay Map: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/

Outline Notetaker: http://interactives.mped.org/notetaker722.aspx

Blank Writing Page: https://penzu.com/pad  


To research this topic, you will visit the following websites and gather important information about the new constitution. Work with your group to take notes of the important information that you find:

1) The Constitution, for Kids http://www.constitutionforkids.net/preamble/what     click on all three parts: What is the Constitution?, We the People, and Who wrote the Constitution and why?

2) The Constitution for Kids  http://www.usconstitution.net/constkidsK.html view the information for K-3rd grade. If you would like more information, you click on the link for 4th - 7th grade; however, this information is a little harder to understand.

3) The original constitution of 1787 contained seven articles. The twenty seven amendments were added as changes to the constitution from the years of 1791 to 1992. The first ten ammendments to the constitution are called the Bill of Rights. Look at the link in the resources section at the bottom of the page to see a summary of the constitution and its future amendments.

4) Play the Constitution Game on the following website. See if you can correctly identify the different parts of the Constitution. Then click on any tabs to learn more about the Constitution. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/constitution_day/

5) With your group, gather the information that you found in any way that you choose to report back to your fellow colonists. Be creative in your presentations! You will present this information to the colony (class).











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