Preamble to the Constitution


Civics Foundations of American Government Preamble to the Constitution
Students discover how the U.S. Constitution is organized into the Preamble, the Articles, and the Amendments. Next, they explore the meaning of the Preamble by reviewing important vocabulary and the main “goals” it lays out for the Constitution. Then they work in small groups to illustrate one goal of the Constitution. Finally, they reflect on and illustrate the meaning of “We the people” in 1787 and today.

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Overview
In this experience, students discover how the U.S. Constitution is organized into the Preamble, the Articles, and the Amendments. Next, they explore the meaning of the Preamble by reviewing important vocabulary and the main “goals” it lays out for the Constitution. Then they work in small groups to illustrate one goal of the Constitution. Finally, they reflect on and illustrate the meaning of “We the people” in 1787 and today.
 
Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 4. Each group will work on one of the six goals defined in the Preamble. If you have more than six groups, you can assign multiple groups to a given goal.
 
Objective
  • Explain the basic goals of the Constitution as defined by the Preamble. 


In this experience, you will discover how the U.S. Constitution is organized into the Preamble, the Articles, and the Amendments. Next, you’ll explore the meaning of the Preamble by reviewing important vocabulary and the main “goals” it lays out for the Constitution. Then you’ll work in small groups to illustrate one goal defined in the Preamble. Finally, you’ll reflect on and illustrate the meaning of “We the people” in 1787 and today.
 
Objective
  • Explain the basic goals of the Constitution as defined by the Preamble.




The U.S. Constitution


The word preamble may be new to you.


Divide the words into its parts and define each part.



pre: before, prior to, in front of
amble: a slow pace, a stroll


Try to give a synonym for the word preamble.

Post your answer

Look up preamble in the dictionary to confirm the definition.


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