What powers and rights does the Constitution of the United States guarantee? What do the specific amendments address? What is the procedure for amending the Constitution? The following collection of worksheets examines the role of the Constitution in shaping the United States government. Your students will learn about the separation of powers, the three branches of government and how they function as checks and balances, the founding fathers, and more. Each reading passage is accompanied by questionnaires.
Fun Stuff: Introduce your students to the Schoolhouse Rock songs covering these topics (especially the Preamble song!). They can all be found on YouTube.