In this lesson, students learn interesting facts about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about each topic. There are three editable WebQuests included: one for the U.S. Constitution, one for the Bill of Rights, and one that combines the two, so that teachers can easily use these as a part of their lesson. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuests for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper.
Also included with this unit is a word search puzzle with a full answer key that is great for early finishers or to supplement the lesson. Additionally, after these introductory activities, students create a collection of their research and any other materials their teacher provides on the topic using the free Web 2.0 tool, Wakelet (www.wakelet.com).
This lesson is intended to be an introduction to the topic and was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary or high school as well, and lets students combine technology with social studies. Students will find this lesson helpful in preparing and reviewing for standardized testing (such as STAAR). This is also a great lesson for Constitution Day or to leave for a substitute teacher!
- Teacher & Student Resources
- Learning about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights WebQuest
Activities (print and editable digital files included for each topic, as well as a
- Learning about U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights WebQuest Answer Key
- U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights Word Search (with answer key)
- Resource Curation Project in Wakelet (includes rubric)
- Quick Start Tutorial for Wakelet
Approximate Lesson Duration:
- Constitution WebQuest – 1 (50 minute) class period
- Bill of Rights WebQuest – 1 (50 minute) class period
- Word Search Puzzle – 15 minutes
- Wakelet Curation Project – 1.5 to 2 (50 minute) class periods
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