The CCP, in partnership with the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, is excited to provide Constitute lesson plans to help bring the world’s constitutions into classrooms, Grades 5 and up, as a way to empower students as citizens.
The first four lessons engage students in exploring world constitutions, drafting a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, digging deeper into a particular constitutional topic, and drafting a unique constitutional preamble. A fifth lesson plan uses Constitute as a research tool for International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum’s World History diploma paper on Evolution and Development of Democratic states. Explore and download the lessons below and let us know how it goes!
Bringing the World’s Constitutions to the Classroom: Constitute Teaching Guide
- Unit Plan
- Introductory Activity: Constitutions in the Classroom
- Lesson One: 28th Amendment Exercise
- Lesson Two: A Deeper Dive
- Lesson Three: Where is Your Constitution?
Constitute in International Baccalaureate History Class: Emergence and Development of Democratic States
This lesson uses Constitute as a research tool for IB Curriculum’s World History diploma paper topic 9, Evolution and Development of Democratic states (1848-2000). Students closely examine the constitution of a country for evidence of democratic principles and features, and then share their findings in a student-led small group dialogue.
We gratefully acknowledge the hard work and invaluable contributions of JoEllen Ambrose in developing these teaching guides in partnership with the CCP and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.