Constitution Unit Lesson Plan: History Mystery Escape Room

$7.99

Introducing our Constitution History Mystery Escape Room, the perfect solution for engaging and exciting U.S. Constitution lessons for 5th-8th graders! Say goodbye to dry and uninspiring lessons and get ready for an immersive experience that will captivate your students’ interest while they learn about the Constitution.

Description

Introducing our Constitution History Mystery Escape Room, the perfect solution for engaging and exciting U.S. Constitution lessons for 5th-8th graders! Say goodbye to dry and uninspiring lessons and get ready for an immersive experience that will captivate your students’ interest while they learn about the Constitution.

What’s included:

⚜️ Teacher’s Guide & At-a-Glance sheets

⚜️ Welcome letter from Ben Franklin

⚜️ Clue Recording Sheet

⚜️ Mystery Puzzle Sheet

⚜️ Closing poem from Ben Franklin

⚜️ Clues and Activities Pieces

 

⏳ Clue 1: Articles of Confederation → Constitution

  • Reading
  • Puzzle: Find the Missing Words

 

⏳ Clue 2: Constitution, Structure of the Constitution & Seven Principles

  • Readings
  • Puzzle: Seven Principles Matching

 

⏳ Clue 3: The Preamble – What it Says, What it Means

  • What Does it Mean?
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Puzzle: Crack the Code

 

⏳ Clue 4: The Three Branches

  • Readings
  • The Constitution Says (role, requirements)
  • Powers of the Branches
  • Checks and Balances
  • Whose Power?
  • Check That
  • Puzzle: Solve the Maze, Find the Clue

 

⏳ Clue 5: Articles IV-VII, The Bill of Rights & Other Amendments

  • Articles IV-VII – Simplified Summary + Fill-in-the-Blanks
  • Bill of Rights Icon Matching
  • Amendments 11-27 Simplified (+ Reason for Amendment)
  • Other Amendments – Matching
  • Puzzle: Bill of Rights Icon Matching

 

⏳ Clue 6: The Framers & Founding Fathers

  • Readings
  • Framers & Founding Fathers Bio Cards
  • Puzzle: Tarsia Puzzle

No More Boring Constitution Lessons!

Teachers often complain that teaching the Constitution can be dry and boring. Not with the Constitution History Mystery! Your students will become history detectives on a mission to find the “Constitution Key,” a vital artifact that has gone missing. Ben Franklin himself sends them a letter, urging them to uncover the key and safeguard the nation’s future. To succeed, they will solve puzzles, decipher clues, and gain a deep understanding of the Constitution’s key principles.

This unit is all about rich content and fun! No fluff or locks, just engaging activities for your students. They will read, match, fill in the blanks, and tackle various exercises. But don’t worry, we’ve made sure to include enjoyable puzzles, rhymes, and clues that are both educational and entertaining—no cheesy gimmicks, we promise!

Very Little Prep

Preparation is minimal, requiring only copying and cutting the Key Puzzle pieces (1 set per group) and Tarsia puzzles (1 set per group), and making student copies for each clue. We’ve meticulously laid out the prep and process for each clue,  making it easy to guide your students through the experience.

To make the most of this unit, we recommend teaching one clue at a time, with students in groups. Depending on your class period length or the time allocated for social studies, your class can progress through one or two clues in a session. We do not recommend conducting this unit in stations, as some groups may finish sooner than others.

Get ready to revolutionize the way you teach the U.S. Constitution with our Constitution History Mystery Escape Room! Say goodbye to boring lessons and hello to an exciting, immersive experience that will leave your students craving more knowledge about the Constitution. Engage their minds, foster teamwork, and create lasting memories. Bring history to life and ignite a passion for learning. Purchase today and unlock the door to a truly unforgettable educational journey!


Want to purchase through TPT? Click here


Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.