Lesson Plans

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Through this lesson plan, students will learn about the creation and formation of the U.S. Constitution focusing on the freedoms and rights granted by the Bill of Rights. Students will explore the context of its creation and be asked to critically analyze how it relates to our present-day lives. Students will also examine primary source texts and landmark Supreme Court cases. Both the in-class and out-of-class instruction will prepare students to create a short video (no more than five minutes long) or another digital expression which shares their knowledge, insights and relationship with the U.S. Constitution. 

We welcome teachers to choose up to five videos per class that demonstrate critical thinking and creativity to submit to us. After receiving the digital creations, we will share them on celebratetheconstitution.org for all to see!


Each video submitted will be entered in a chance drawing to win one of the following:

  • ACLUF-SDIC t-shirt

  • ACLUF-SDIC tote bag

  • A 30-minute conversation with ACLUF-SDIC Executive Director Norma Chávez-Peterson, Legal Director David Loy, or another key staff member about what it means to fight for a more equitable region