Do you need something to fulfill the government’s requirement for an educational activity to be done on Constitution Day? (September 17th) Then I think you’ll like this FREEBIE.
To understand the Constitution, students need to be familiar with quite a few new words and terms. I’ve made up an alphabetical list of 42 Constitution-related words, and then designed patriotic word cards, with matching definition cards to help out.
Use them in a pocket chart, as flashcards, or on your word wall. Play games with the cards, like Memory Match or “I Have; Who Has?”
Use them to introduce facts and background about the Constitution. Hold a word card up and ask students to read it. Does anyone know what this word means? (Then relate it to your explanation of how it relates to the Constitution.)
Use them for word work for your Daily 5 and have students alphabetize the cards or choose several words and have children use them in sentences. Older students can think up synonyms for some of them.
I’ve also included a cover for a student-made Constitution Words dictionary.