The lessons in this unit were developed just for the State of Ohio! You'll also find these lessons filed under other curriculum units where they may fit into the overall curriculum.
What’s the difference between Ohio’s state constitution and the U.S. Constitution? And how are these constitutions similar? This lesson helps students learn the answer by letting them get hands-on with side-by-side excerpts from both constitutions. Students will compare and contrast the government structure, individual rights, and amendment processes outlined by each document.
Learn about the history of the Ohio Constitution with this before and after lesson that looks at the original 1802 state constitution and the major changes made in the 1851 version. Students will explore the two documents and identify the differences and explain why some elements underwent significant change. They will also learn about the 1912 amendment process that continued the updating of the document.