(CNN Student News) -- Students will identify contemporary applications of the U.S. Constitution.
As a class, review the articles and amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Next, print out a copy of the Constitution. Cut out each of the articles and amendments, and post them on a large bulletin board. Next, direct students to print and online news sources to find as many examples of news stories that are connected to the Constitution as they can. Examples might include:
Direct students to print or cut these stories out and bring them to class. Collect all of the stories in one pile. Challenge each student to pick a story, read it, and identify the specific constitutional article or amendment that a person would associate with it. Then, have each student post his or her news stories under the appropriate constitutional article or amendment on the bulletin board.
National Standards for Civics and Government
I. What Are Civic Life, Politics, and Government?
II. What are the Foundations of the American Political System?
III. How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
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