Synopsis

This activity provides teachers with a way to have students search through the Constitution in order to connect numbers to some important information about our government.

Students are given numbers and they have to tell what they represent in the Constitution (e.g., number of Senators, number of Representatives, terms of office, age to qualify for office.) If students do not know the answers, then they have to search (walk) through the Constitution until they find the answer.

This is a non-threatening way for students to become familiar with the articles and amendments to the Constitution and at the same time learn about the functions of our government.