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Ch 1: US Constitution for Elementary School

About This Chapter

These fun and engaging lessons help elementary school students learn about the U.S. Constitution. The chapter can be used as an in-class teaching aid, homework help tool or a study resource to help students reinforce what they've learned in class.

U.S. Constitution for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

These U.S. Constitution lessons can help elementary students reinforce Constitution-related topics they've learned in class. The chapter contains engaging lessons that cover essential information regarding the history, purpose and contents of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments. Students can study these lessons whenever they have time and can further reinforce their knowledge by taking the included practice quizzes.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about the U.S. Constitution will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the Constitution and its amendments.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the amendments of the U.S. Constitution
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the U.S. Constitution
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the Constitution
  • Students who struggle to understand their history teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover U.S. Constitution topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Have your student read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the U.S. Constitution.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the Constitution by completing the U.S. Constitution for Elementary School chapter exam.

22 Lessons in Chapter 1: US Constitution for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
14th Amendment Lesson for Kids: Definition & Summary

1. 14th Amendment Lesson for Kids: Definition & Summary

There are lots of rights and privileges that Americans enjoy as citizens of the country, but have you ever wondered what makes a citizen? This lesson will teach you about the 14th Amendment, which provides U.S. citizens with certain rights.

First Amendment: Lesson for Kids

2. First Amendment: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that all of the laws in the United States are based on one document? That document, the Constitution, guides every law that is passed in our country. Read on to find out more about this document and its 1st Amendment that keeps us free.

13th Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

3. 13th Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution changed the lives of everyone in America, especially African Americans. In this lesson, you'll learn about what the 13th Amendment means and why it is important.

5th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

4. 5th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

The 5th Amendment is in an important part of the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights. This lesson will teach you about the 5th amendment, what it really means and why it was written.

15th Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

5. 15th Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the 15th Amendment, which gave voting rights to black men. But, as you will learn, this was easier said then done. Find out about this amendment and the roadblocks African American men met when they tried to vote.

10th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

6. 10th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

The United States of America is governed by the federal government and state governments. Learn about the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and its role in balancing federal and state powers.

7th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

7. 7th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

The 7th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, which is made up of the first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution. Come explore the 7th Amendment, what it's all about, and why it's important.

11th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

8. 11th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

The 11th Amendment to the US Constitution was added in 1795. Come learn about this amendment, why it was added to the Constitution, and some other interesting facts about this amendment.

17th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

9. 17th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

This lesson talks about the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which changed the way United States senators are elected. Find out what this amendment does and why it was necessary.

9th Amendment Meaning: Lesson for Kids

10. 9th Amendment Meaning: Lesson for Kids

The 9th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. It was added as a way to help U.S. citizens understand that the government would not take away their rights. In this lesson, the meaning, history, and current uses of the 9th Amendment are discussed.

Amendment Process: Lesson for Kids

11. Amendment Process: Lesson for Kids

Can the Constitution of the United States be changed? Yes, it can! It is not an easy process. In this lesson we will discover the steps to the amendment process.

6th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

12. 6th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that even if you are accused of a crime, you are protected under the United States Constitution? Come learn about what the 6th Amendment is and why we have it!

2nd Amendment: Lesson for Kids

13. 2nd Amendment: Lesson for Kids

Believe it or not, owning a gun is a right that all Americans have. But the reasons for that have been argued for a long time. Read on to find out more about the Second (2nd) Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

8th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

14. 8th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll explore what the U.S. Constitution says about punishment in the 8th Amendment. We'll also talk about why this amendment was added in the first place.

12th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

15. 12th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

In the race to become the president of the United States, you have to get people to vote for you, but you also need votes from the Electoral College. Learn how the 12th Amendment changed the way the president and vice president is voted into office.

16th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

16. 16th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

This lesson discusses the reasons for the passage of the 16th Amendment, also known as the income tax amendment, as well as the process of ratification in the early 20th century.

19th Amendment Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

17. 19th Amendment Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

In this lesson, you will learn about an important amendment to the United States Constitution: the 19th Amendment. Ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, it finally gave women the right to vote in the United States.

Fourth Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

18. Fourth Amendment Summary: Lesson for Kids

If you know someone with a cell phone, than you'll want to learn about the Fourth Amendment! In this lesson, find out how the Fourth Amendment protects Americans' privacy and why it is important.

24th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

19. 24th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

Would you spend money to vote? In this lesson, you'll learn about the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed the poll tax, a practice used to keep some American citizens from the voting booths.

18th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

20. 18th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the selling, making and transporting of alcohol. However, this didn't mean everyone agreed with the new laws or even followed them!

20th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

21. 20th Amendment: Lesson for Kids

Learn about the Twentieth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which sets the day that the president, vice president, and members of Congress take office. Find out why the date was changed and what the change meant.

Third Amendment: Lesson for Kids

22. Third Amendment: Lesson for Kids

In America today, people have the right to decide who stays in their home; however, this was not always the case. An important law was passed that protected this right. In this lesson, you will learn about the Third Amendment to the US Constitution.

Chapter Practice Exam
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