Constitution Day

Lessons and Activities The U.S. Constitution  General Websites
Federal Requirement & Articles Documents Constitution Games
Elementary sites Bill of Rights Preamble
Presentations Organizations C-FB Social Studies Home Page
 
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Law Focused Education Activities

Elementary PowerPoint and Activity

Constitution Day PowerPoint

Constitution Day Picture Sort

General Websites

Constitution Day Ideas from the Constitution Center

Historical Overview of the Constitution - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/historical_overview.pdf

U.S. Constitution Online - http://www.usconstitution.net/index.html

About the Signers of the Constitution - http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/signers.html

Facts about the Constitution - http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html

Bill of Rights Foundation: Constitution Day Activities - http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/teach/freeresources/constitutionday/

 

Documents

Interactive Constitution - http://www.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/

Cornell University Interactive Constitution - http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.table.html#articleiii

Outline of the U.S. Constitution - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/const_at_a_glance.pdf

Avalon Project from Yale- Documents relating to the U.S. Constitution - http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/preamble.htm

National Archives and Records Administration United States Constitution - http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience/charters/constitution.html

The United States Constitution 1789 - http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html

Madison's Notes on the Constitutional Debates  - http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/debates/debcont.htm

Documents from the Constitutional Convention - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

Images from our Constitutional History - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/images.htm

The Two Hundredth Reunion of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention (Or, "All Things Considered, We'd Really Rather Be in Philadelphia") - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/1787reunion.html

The Federalist Papers - http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/federal/fed.htm

The Anti-Federalist Papers - http://www.constitution.org/afp.htm

Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics - collection  on constitutional interpretation. - http://www.constitution.org/index.shtml

Resolution of the First Congress Submitting Twelve Amendments to the Constitution; March 4, 1789 - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/resolutions.htm

 

Constitution Games

Preamble Scramble from LRE - http://www.texaslre.org/preamble_intro.html

Federalist/Anti-Federalist Game from LRE - http://www.texaslre.org/federalists.html

Branches of the Government game from LRE - http://www.texaslre.org/branches_game.html

Bill of Rights Interactive Questions for Kids - http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/ForKids/index.shtml

Constitution Puzzles for Kids - http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/ForKids/ConstitutionalPuzzles/index.shtml

Shh! Were writing the Constitution: Webquest (5th Grade) - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/constitution/index.htm

Constitution Trivia Quiz - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/LIN_QUZ.HTM

Bill of Rights Golf - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/golf.htm

Who Wants to Marry a Founding Father (Webquest) - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/marry.htm

Brief online Constitution Quiz. - http://www.historyteacher.net/USProjects/USQuizzes/Constitution1.htm

Brief online Constitution Quiz.(ESL) - http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz%20center/constit.htm

Bill of Rights Word Hunt - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/word_search_bill_rights.pdf

Constitution Word Hunt - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/word_search_framing_const.pdf

The Making of America - Games and Quizzes - http://www.nccs.net/constitution/index.html

Constitution Quizzes - http://www.mcwdn.org/dof/conindex.html

Bill of Rights Quizzes - http://www.mcwdn.org/dof/borindex.html

First Amendment Quiz - http://www.teachfirstamendment.org/quiz.html

 

Elementary Sites

Bens Guide to Government - K-2 - http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html

Bens Guide to Government - 3-5 - http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html

Ben's Guide to the Constitution  Related links

Preamble Song clip from Schoolhouse Rock - http://www.school-house-rock.com/Prea.html

Three Ring Government Song clip from Schoolhouse Rock - http://www.school-house-rock.com/Thre.html

 

Constitution Day Law

The Laws Says

Notice of Implementation Constitution Day - http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2005-2/052405b.html

Article Education Department Issues Rules on Constitution Day Requirement

Article - Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

Article Schools Ordered to Observe Constitution Day

Article Schools Told to Hold Constitution Day

 

Lessons and Activities

Primary Elementary Middle School High School

Primary

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education):  Kindergarten

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 1-2

THE CONSTITUTION FOR KIDS, Grades K-3

LFE Pledge of Allegiance Game

LFE Preamble Scramble

LFE Bill of Rights Match Game

 

Elementary

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 3-4

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 5-6

Hand Motions for memorizing the Preamble - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/preamble.pdf

A Study of the First Amendment Rights in the Bill of Rights

THE CONSTITUTION FOR KIDS. Grades 4-7


LFE Preamble Scramble

LFE Bill of Rights Match Game


 

Middle School

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 5-6

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 7-8

LFE Constitution Relay

Constitution Day Activity Book http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/OnDemand/ConstitutionDay/FinalConDayTab.pdf

Bill of Rights Institute- Lessons for Middle and High School - http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Instructional/Resources/ConstitutionDay/index.htm

Hand Motions for memorizing the Preamble - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/preamble.pdf

Lessons from "A More Perfect Union" - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/teacher_guide_book.pdf

(Order a More Perfect Union- http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/a-more-perfect-union.html)

Justice Learning Constitution Day Lesson Plans - http://www.justicelearning.org/constitutionday.asp

Justice Learning - Click on Constitution Guide - http://www.justicelearning.org/teachingmaterials.asp

General suggestions for activities - http://www.mcwdn.org/dof/boract.html

Classroom Constitution - http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_classconstitution.htm

First Amendment Schools - http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/resources/lessonplans.aspx

The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise- http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/classroom/

Why Celebrate Constitution Day? - http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/classroom/constitution_day.html

Understanding Primary Sources: Exploring the Bill of Rights

You Decide: Constitutional or Not?

THE CONSTITUTION FOR KIDS. Grades 4-7

THE CONSTITUTION FOR KIDS, Grades 8-12

 

High School

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 9-10

Constitution Day Lesson (Center for Civic Education): 11-12

LFE Constitution Relay

Constitution Day Activity Book http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/OnDemand/ConstitutionDay/FinalConDayTab.pdf

Bill of Rights Institute- Lessons for Middle and High School - http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Instructional/Resources/ConstitutionDay/index.htm

Observing Constitution Day - http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/

Lessons from "A More Perfect Union" - http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/teacher_guide_book.pdf

(Order a More Perfect Union- http://www.nccs.net/constitution-week/a-more-perfect-union.html)

Justice Learning Constitution Day Lesson Plans - http://www.justicelearning.org/constitutionday.asp

Justice Learning - Click on Constitution Guide - http://www.justicelearning.org/teachingmaterials.asp

General suggestions for activities - http://www.mcwdn.org/dof/boract.html

Classroom Constitution - http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_classconstitution.htm

A Mock Constitutional Convention  - http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_mockconvention.htm

First Amendment Schools - http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/resources/lessonplans.aspx

The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise- http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/classroom/

Why Celebrate Constitution Day? - http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/classroom/constitution_day.html

What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have about the Completed Constitution? - http://www.civiced.org/wtp_hs15_sb.html

Pro Teacher Activities - http://www.proteacher.com/090037.shtml

Understanding Primary Sources: Exploring the Bill of Rights

You Decide: Constitutional or Not?

THE CONSTITUTION FOR KIDS, Grades 8-12

 

Bill of Rights

History of the Bill of Rights - http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/bill_of_rights.html

Documentary History of the Bill of Roghts - http://www.constitution.org/dhbr.htm

Bill of Rights Index (With quizzes) -- http://www.mcwdn.org/dof/borindex.html

Teaching the Amendments - http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_teachingamends.htm

First Amendment Schools - http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/resources/lessonplans.aspx

Preamble

Cryptogram of the Preamble -  http://www.texaslre.org/downloads/112003_lp_highschool.pdf

Constitutional Law Citations referring to the Preamble - http://www.conlaw.org/cites2.htm

Preamble Song clip from Schoolhouse Rock - http://www.school-house-rock.com/Prea.html

 

Presentations

Library of Congress Broadside presentation - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/intro01.html

Constitution Day Graphic Organizers - Lewisville ISD
Constitution Day Picture Sort - Lewisville ISD
Constitution Day Word Sort - Lewisville ISD

Organizations

National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html

Constitution Center - http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

Bill of Rights Institute - http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org