Practice Memorizing the Preamble
Students will recite the Preamble from memory, word for word, exactly as printed on the U.S. Constitution.
Sing to the song, watch these recitations and play these games to help you.
Green Link #1 - The Preamble Song - Click full screen and watch while you listen. The pictures show the meanings of the lyrics. Notice how the first time through the animations are related to the start of the nation in 1776, while the second time through the animations are updated for more modern times. For example, look at how the uniforms change during the 'provide for the common defense" line from verse 1 to verse 2.
Green Link #3 - Click Your Way Through the Preamble (This game is especially helpful in making sure you know each and every word!)
Green Link #6 - How Fast Can You Type Preamble From Memory? - This is the most challenging game! Spelling counts! (Defense is misspelled in this game. Spell it like this - defence - to move along, but realize that the creator of this game did not spell defense correctly!)
Green Link #7 - Recite this aloud (at home) with the narrator...over and over...and you will be practicing! (In the classroom, just mouth the words so as not to disturb others, please. Thanks!)
Green Link #8 - Lego Preamble
Green Link #9 - Two Year Old Recites Preamble
A Crafty Way to Learn the Preamble - Make a Preamble Stretch Book (Your teacher has the papers you will need to do this assignment soon!)
Do you already know the Preamble? If so, excellent! Review it and practice it aloud a few times just to be sure so that you are ready to recite it on the day we do recitations in class. Then, to give yourself a new challenge, consider memorizing "The Gettysburg Address." It is a short(ish) speech that is very famous and was given by Abraham Lincoln as he dedicated the cemetery on the Civil War battlefield where over 50,000 Americans died or were wounded in 1863.
Here is the text of the speech for you to print out in order to practice: "The Gettysburg Address"
Create a Quizlet to Practice for the Green Section Quiz
Directions for How to Create a Quizlet (These directions, if followed, will allow your Quizlets to be privately seen, only by you.)