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Constitution Day

Constitution Day, September 17th 2013

Enliven learning and teach your students about this monumental time in history. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. Find links to useful resources, lessons and multimedia, and bring exciting history into the classroom this month.

Lessons and Resources

EDSITEment (K-12)
Liven-up learning with lesson plans, educational games, resources, teacher material, and historical information about the Constitution.

The National Constitution Center (K-12)
Bring American history to life! This comprehensive website is brimming with innovative resources, discussion questions, videos, activities and online games.

PBS: Constitution Day (Grades 9-12)
Examine two competing schools of constitutional interpretation that explain the philosophical basis of the Constitution. Dive a little deeper and participate in discussion questions following the reading.

Educational Videos

Annenberg Classroom
Explore history-rich videos about the Constitution, the Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights and freedom of speech.

The Founding Fathers Unite
Find a vast selection of videos about the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, presidential fun facts, national government and fundamental laws.

Created Equal: PBS Video
Join Peter Sagal in a thought-provoking journey across America to learn about important amendments, the struggle for equality and how the Constitution works in the 21st Century.

Games and Interactives

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Connect to knowledge-boosting games and activities about the Bill of Rights, government and the Supreme Court.

The National Constitution Center
Here's your chance to be president! The website features a variety of interactive games about running for president, the Bill of Rights, Abraham Lincoln, and voting rights. It's a great way to blend learning and fun in the classroom.



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