Constitution Day

constitution image with white margin on leftOn September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.

 

Resources for Educators

Interactive Constitution

Constitution Day
We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.

 

National Constitution Center
Meet your Constitution Day education requirement by turning to the National Constitution Center! Tune in to our Constitution Hall Pass—viewed by over a million students on Constitution Day last year! This FREE, fun and fascinating webcast allows teachers and students to learn more about this historic day while chatting live with the National Constitution Center's education staff. All you need is an internet connection to participate! This year's NEW episode, Constitution Hall Pass: Freedom of Expression, brings the story of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights to life and celebrates artists, writers and musicians throughout history who have exercised their right to free expression.

 

Constitution Day 2016 At ConstitutionFacts.com
ConstitutionFacts.com is pleased to provide a series of free educational resources and Internet links to help educators comply with the new federal regulation requiring the development of student programming to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day on September 17th of each year. Please join us as we celebrate U.S. Constitution Day 2011, the 224th anniversary of our nation's founding document.

 

National Archives
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting the following activities, lesson plans, and information. We encourage teachers and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government.

 

Bill of Rights Institute
A plethora of great resources for Constitution Day including lessons, interactive games, and webinars.

 

A to Z Teacher Stuff
A teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more. Their Constitution Day page rocks!

 

United States Senate
More than two centuries after its ratification, the United States Constitution remains a vital and living document, strengthened by amendments, serving as both guide and protector of U.S. citizens and their elected officials. It has survived civil war, economic depressions, assassinations, and even terrorist attacks, to remain a source of wisdom and inspiration. The creation of the U.S. Constitution depended upon the knowledge, experience and dedication of its framers, just as its endurance depends upon the knowledge and experience of each succeeding generation of Americans. For this reason, it is important for us to learn and understand the governing principles of our nation, set forth in the Constitution.

 

Scholastic
A variety of lessons and interactive games.

 

Annenberg Classroom
Fantastic variety of interactive lessons and games. From drafting your own Constitution to gathering facts for a Supreme Court case, our interactive games help teach the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in engaging and visible ways.

 

National Constitution Center
Interactive programs, webinars, toolkits, timelines, and lesson plans are among the many resources available at this site.

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