In this lesson you will teach your students about the events surrounding U.S. Constitution and the people who were involved in writing the document.
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Suggested General Resources
- World Wall Map
- Map of U.S.A. or 13 Colonies
- 13-Star U.S.A. Flag for wall
- Posters of Early Americans
- Small Dot Stickers
- Washable Markers, Crayons, and/or Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Plates, Bowls, Napkins, Utensils, Small Cups
- Computer, Black and White Printer (color printer optional), and Printer Paper
- Assembled Timeline File Folder for each child and Timeline Poster (click here for instructions and free printables)
- Assembled History Journal filled with Worksheets for each child (click here for instructions and free printables)
Additional Items Recommended For This Lesson
- The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl
- Patriotic Bingo Game (Free Printable – see below)
- Several pennies or buttons for each child (for Bingo game)
- Small prizes for Bingo game (optional)
- Recipe Ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, molasses, cream
For suggestions on how to conduct each activity below, please see the introductory post.
Year and Subject
1787: The U.S. Constitution
Find Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl
Please click here for Timeline instructions and free printables.
Writing the Constitution
Please click here for History Journal assembly instructions and free printables.
Page 20: Flag Maze (The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book – page 62)
Page 21: Surrender of Yorktown Coloring Page (The Light and the Glory Children’s Activity Book – page 63)
Page 22: Creating the Constitution (The Light and the Glory Children’s Activity Book – page 66)
Activity: Patriotic Bingo
Use pennies or buttons as markers. If you wish, you can assemble a box of small prizes to give out to winners. I usually let the first child who achieves Bingo pick a prize first, then we keep playing. As each child achieves Bingo he or she gets to pick out a prize, too.
To print out your copy of Patriotic Bingo, please click on the thumbnail below. For best results, open in Adobe Reader before printing or saving (otherwise text may appear scrambled).
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Food: Ginger Cakes (Cookies)
Find the recipe for Ginger Cakes on this page of Colonial Williamsburg web site.
Timesaver Snack Idea: Make gingerbread cake from a box mix.
More Activity and Craft Ideas
Please see my American History Pinterest Board for more craft ideas!
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