Constitution Day Lesson Plans
Supports Common Core skills
Use these lessons and printables to engage and excite your students during Constitution Day.
Lesson 1: The Constitution in Today's America
This lesson will teach students about the development of the U.S. Constitution and its role in our system of government.
Lesson 2: The Jury System
In this lesson, students will learn about the jury system's origins and how it fulfills the dual roles of engaging citizens in their government and ensuring individual liberty.
Lesson 3: Voting and the Constitution
Students will learn about the Constitution's many provisions for voting, how votes affect the makeup of the government and its branches, and how the Electoral College functions in our election process.
Lesson 4: We the People
Students will recognize the different parts of the U.S. Constitution, the meaning and significance of each part, and the way in which the document balances the workings of the government with the rights of the individual.
Lesson 5: What Makes an Amendment?
Students will discuss the pros and cons of an amendment and learn about the process of amending the Constitution.