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New Accessible Lesson: Six Goals of the United States Constitution Preamble

Published on Fri, 10/26/2018

A soldier in camp with tents and a wagon wheel in the background holds the flagpole of a US flag that billows behind him in this colored engraving.
"The Star Spangled Banner" sheet music published in 1862.

“...establish justice…” “...promote the general welfare….” “ the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…”   Just in time for election day, here is a simple lesson on the founding goals for the government of the United States, adaptable for all grade levels. By connecting the goals of the federal government to primary source visual representations, this simple civics lesson will help students to remember and think more deeply about the goals set out by the Preamble to the United States Constitution. Download lesson PDF. Browse the Emerging America library of lesson plans and primary sources sets. 


Alison Noyes

Manager, Emerging America
Alison Noyes is the manager of the Emerging America program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, where she leads the English Learner Collaborations project funded by a Library of Congress grant to the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.