Through the use of the engaging Winning
A Voice unit, 5th grade teachers can start off the 2016-2017
school year with a BANG!
First, students will learn about the making of the United States Constitution through Jean Fritz’s wonderful little book Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution and her other humorous and insightful books about the founding fathers. Then, like the Joaquin Miller students above, they will go on to create their own preamble and classroom Bill of Rights. After all, "Learning by doing" is what John Dewey preached so long ago. Through "doing" students will learn about the relationship between rights and responsibilities.