Thursday, October 23, 2008

Preamble


Add movement to the Preamble and watch how quickly your students will memorize it. It's fun!
We the People (wiggle fingers to indicate separate states) of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union (intertwine fingers to represent a Union), establish justice (close hands into fists and pretend they're gavels in a courtroom), insure domestic tranquility (move arms back and forth like you're conducting an orchestra to indicate peace in the land), provide for the common defense (raise your arms in the air, move sleeves to your elbows and say that you're bearing your arms and that our armed forces protect us), promote the general welfare (move fingers and thumb together for the money symbol and talk about how our tax dollars help pay for things we need), and secure the blessings of liberty (cross your arms over your chest) to ourselves and our posterity (rock your arms like you're holding a baby), do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.


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