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QR Challenge: Constitution Day

Created using the ClassTools QR Treasure Hunt Generator

Teacher Notes

A. Prior to the lesson:

1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.

2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to

3. Print out the QR codes.

4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.

B. The lesson:

1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.

2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.

3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!


4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.

Questions / Answers (teacher reference)



1. Philadelphia, PA. Strange fact: Several framers met with untimely deaths. Alexander Hamilton was famously killed by Aaron Burr in 1804. In 1802, North Carolina delegate Richard Spaight was mortally wounded by a dueling pistol fired by sitting congressman John Stanly. Four years later, Virginian George Wythe died of arsenic poisoning, likely at the hand of a debt-riddled grandnephew and heir. Pennsylvania delegate Gouverneur Morris died in 1816 after a ghastly bit of self-surgery in which he unsuccessfully attempted to dislodge a urinary tract blockage with a piece of whale bone, while New York’s John Lansing mysteriously vanished in December 1829 after leaving his Manhattan hotel room to mail a letterWhere did the Constitutional Convention meet in 1787?
2. At the bottom (hee hee)Where was the Constitution signed?
3. Ten. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution.How many amendments were in the ratified Bill of Rights?
4. The Articles of the Confederations. Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, “Pensylvania” above the signers’ names is probably the most glaring!What document did the Constitution replace?
5. James MadisonWho wrote the original Bill of Rights and introduced it to Congress?
6. George Washington. Did you know that the first Thanksgiving Day was a proclamation by President George Washington and a congressional resolution in 1789? The reason for the holiday was to give “thanks” for the new Constitution.Who was the first person to sign the Constitution?
7. The Federalist PapersWhich series of documents was written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay to convince states to approve the Constitution?
8. The PresidentWhich office in government does NOT have an official role in amending the Constitution?
9. the Fifth Amendment; refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselvesWhen someone “takes the Fifth”, this is in reference to ______an allows the person to_____.
10. 35 years of ageWhat is the minimum age for a presidential candidate?
11. Congress. The word “democracy” does not appear once in the Constitution!LAWS FOR THE UNITED STATES ARE MADE BY:
12. 10 years. Based upon Amendment Twenty-Two of the Constitution, no person can be elected to the office of President more than twice or serve more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President. Therefore, the total length of time that any person could serve as President is ten years.THE LONGEST POSSIBLE TIME A PERSON CAN SERVE AS PRESIDENT IS:
13. Hear witnesses against him/her. The Constitution does not presume the innocence of people. This idea actually comes from English jurisprudence; however, it has been around so long that it is seen as common law. The presumption of innocence is explicitly implied in the right to remain silent, and a right to a trial by jury.Someone accused of a crime has the right to what?
14. The 25th Amendment when the President "is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President."WHICH AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE VICE PRESIDENT TO BECOME PRESIDENT IN CERTAIN EMERGENCIES?
15. The 19th Amendment. The Constitution does not set forth requirements for the right to vote. As a result, at the outset of the Union, only male property-owners could vote. African Americans were not considered citizens, and women were excluded from the electoral process. Native Americans were not given the right to vote until 1924.Which Amendment guarantees women the right to vote?
16. The 14th AmendmentWhich Amendment includes the "equal protection" clause?


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