Lesson Plan


Constitution Day is September 17, the day in 1787 when our U.S. government was born. Meet your Constitution Day education requirement with this free and engaging lesson plan. This interactive lesson gives students a quick snapshot of the Constitution, including the purpose of each article, the powers of the three branches, how a bill becomes a law, and the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances.

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Students will be able to:

  • Illustrate the structure, function and powers of the government in the United States as established in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Describe how the Constitution of the United States provides separation of powers and checks and balances.


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