These Hands on History Puzzles are some of my favorite things to use in my classroom! I use this puzzle as a way to review some major government terms and amendments.
The terms included are:
Referendum, initiative, recall, bill of rights, constitution, federalism, popular sovereignty
Amendments: 1st, 4th 6th 8th 10th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 21st 22nd 24th 26th
*This is great for the STAAR test review
I print out the puzzle on card stock or laminate it (so they last longer), and cut it out. I put each of the pieces in their own little bag. Then I pass out each bag to the students. I will use this puzzle periodically throughout my unit over the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The first time I will give the students 5-10 minutes to see how much they can do. Then I'll shorten the time as we learn more about it. By the end of my unit I have puzzle races and time the students. I record their times and push them to try and beat them.
It is a fun way for them to review and try and piece the document together and it is great for your tactile learners as well.