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Curriculum
We the People
Grade: 4-5
Subject(s): Civics
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
  • Text of the Preamble to the United States Constitution
  • A dictionary
    Overview
    Students study, interpret, retype, and memorize the preamble to the United States Constitution. Key vocabulary words are defined and practiced.
    Instructions
    1) Students open "The Preamble: Vocabulary " worksheet, read the text and study the vocabulary definitions. If desired, this page may be printed out.
    2) Students open "Preamble Word Search" worksheet and select FILE>SAVE AS to name the worksheet as their own.
    3) When words are discovered in the word search, students highlight each letter of the word with red.
    4) Remind students to save their work.
    5) Students open "Preamble Fill-in-the-Blanks" worksheets and select FILE>SAVE AS to name the worksheet as their own.
    6) The missing words are in the bank below. Students try to remember where each word goes without looking at the Preamble, and drag each word to the appropriate line.
    7) Remind students to save their work.
    Tutorials
  • Using the effects icon
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • The Preamble: Vocabulary
  • Preamble Word Search
  • Preamble Word Search Answer Key
  • Preamble Fill-in-the-Blanks
  • Preamble Fill in-the-Blanks Answer Key
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • The Preamble: Vocabulary
  • Preamble Word Search
  • Preamble Word Seach Answer Key
  • Preamble Fill-in-the-Blanks
  • Preamble Fill-in-the-Blanks Answer Key
    Weblinks
  • United States Constitution
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Standard: Civics Standards 8, Level 2, #3: The student knows how fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the preamble to the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as in American songs, stories, and speeches.