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Create a new amendment
After studying the amendments to the Constitution, students propose a new amendment.
Students gain a greater understanding of the amendments to the Constitution. Students demonstrate critical thinking and creative thinking skills in developing a new amendment.
amendment, Constitution, critical thinking
Materials needed [shop materials] paper, pens; PowerPoint software (optional); copies of the amendments to the Constitution from textbook or library sources or printed from the following sites:
Note: This lesson might work as a culminating activity for a unit of study on the amendments to the Constitution.
After listening to the presentations, have each student write down the one amendment he or she thinks should be added to the Constitution. Tally the choices and note the top choice on the board.
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