In this lesson students will examine the reasons why the United States Constitution includes the amendment process. Students will identify what it means to amend the U.S. Constitution and the number of times it has been amended across the course of history. Students will also identify amendments to the U.S. Constitution by examining various periods in history that resulted in the passage of constitutional amendments.
In this lesson plan, students will read and annotate information related to the process for amending the United States Constitution, specifically related to voting rights. Students will create a flow chart that shows the various methods to create amendments, and finish by reflecting on their learning process.
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