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Story of the Constitution


The Story of the Constitution provides younger students, older students reading below grade level, and students less proficient in English with an easier approach to important documents of American history.

In an easy-to-use, fully reproducible, 24-page resource book, this Jackdaw describes the writing of the U.S. Constitution and introduces historical figures and the significant events and issues. The resource book features eight sections of stimulating stories, information and related activities, vocabulary words and critical thinking questions that are certain to capture students’ interest at this level. Plus, there are ten, hands-on, historical documents, and a colonial-style newspaper to foster further student involvement. Historian: Rebecca Spears Schwartz. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

Resource Book
  • Story of the Constitution — three chapters.
  • Timeline — 1786–1789.
  • Life Ways — an introduction to the culture and society of Philadelphia, 1787.
  • The Players — an informative description of convention delegates.
  • Life Stories — James and Dolley Madison, a brief biography of two historical figures, with activities.
  • Geo-graph — practice in map reading, math and graphing.
  • Puzzles and Problems — A Bill of Rights interactive problem-solving activity for young students.
  • Classics of History — “Washington, the Brave,” a poem to this important leader, with activities.
  • Pastimes — activity, handicraft and recipe from the time period.
“Jackdaw Times” Newspaper Historical Documents
  • Mitchell map, 1783.
  • Broadside version of the Constitution.
  • Proposal for the Bill of Rights.
  • Letter from convention delegate Robert Morris to his sons.
  • Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams.
  • U.S. census of 1790.
  • James Madison’s will.
  • Street map of Philadelphia, 1762.
  • Engraving of Washington’s inauguration.
  • Illustration of George Washington the farmer.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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