200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019


We, The People

In 1819 the Constitutional Convention met in Huntsville, Alabama in order to write our state's constitution. In this lesson, students will learn what a preamble is, as well as, read both the United States' Preamble to the Constitution and the preamble to Alabama's Constitution. Students will examine similarities between both preambles and discuss possible reasons for such similarities. Fifth grade teachers could also utilize this lesson to examine and compare both preambles and their purposes.

Creator: Ginger Henshaw

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 5

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