Constitute Lesson Plans

The creators of Constitute are excited to bring the world’s constitutions into classrooms, Grades 5 and up, not only as a research tool, but also as a way to empower students as citizens.

The first four lessons utilize Constitute to engage students in exploring world constitutions, drafting a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, digging deeper into a particular constitutional topic, or 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. Download the lessons below and let us know how it goes!

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Bringing the World’s Constitutions to the Classroom:
Constitute Teaching Guide

The full teaching guide consists of:

  • Unit Plan
  • Introductory Activity: Constitutions in the Classroom
  • Lesson One: 28th Amendment Exercise
  • Lesson Two: A Deeper Dive
  • Lesson Three: Where is Your Constitution?

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IB Lesson Plan

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.

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Division_for_Public_Education_75These teaching guides were developed for the Comparative Constitutions Project by JoEllen Ambrose and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.