This government learning activity is an introduction to civics and government. The students will apply their learning of how a government makes rules and laws to create a classroom constitution that the students (citizens) will be able to vote on.
This resource was created in partnership with Dothan City Schools.
Learning Resource Type
Activity Learning Objectives
The students will be able to identify leaders and their roles in the local community and state.
The students will be able to describe the roles of public officials (e.g. a mayor, a governor, and/or a president).
The students will be able to describe how rules in the community and laws in the state protect citizens' rights.
The students will be able to describe the responsibilities of a citizen.
The students will be able to describe voting as making a choice and decision.
Activity Assessment Strategies
The students will work in cooperative learning groups to develop 3 laws or rules for the classroom constitution. (Teacher can add more laws and rules for each group.)
The teacher and students will combine each group’s rules or laws to form a classroom constitution. (Write rules or laws on flip chart paper to display in the classroom.)