SS.5.C.1.2

Define a constitution, and discuss its purposes.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: Civics and Government
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.C.1.In.1: Recognize that a constitution is the foundation of the laws of a government.
SS.5.C.1.Su.1: Recognize that a constitution is a set of laws.
SS.5.C.1.Pa.1: Recognize that governments make laws to keep people safe.

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Teaching Idea

Importance of Rules and the Bill of Rights:

This web resource provides students with support in understanding the importance of having rules (laws) in society, learning how they are addressed in the U.S Constitution, and gaining an understanding of the Bill of Rights.

Type: Teaching Idea

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