Constitution Day Resources and Lessons
Constitution Day is THIS Friday, September 17th. This day commemorates the hot day in Philadelphia in 1787 when 39 delegates to the "Constitutional Convention" signed the the final draft of the Constitution of the United States of America. It was then sent to the states for ratification and went into effect finally on June 21, 1788 after New Hampshire (finally) became the 9th state to give it approval.
Constitution Day wasn't anything that I remember "celebrating" or even learning about waaaayyyy back in the day when I was in school. Not in any grade level. I am so entirely pleased that this commemoration is being taught in schools all across the United States today. This document is often cited, referenced to, and used to justify all sorts of (you name the type) behavior, so it is vital to know what it actually says!
I have created this Wakelet Collection (and see embedded below) of 10 resources for various grade levels. To be clear, I am not affiliated with, nor receive any compensation from these resources. They are either resources that I have personally used in my own classroom in the past, or have been recommended to me. You will see that I only curated 10. This was due to the fact that long and exhaustive lists can be overwhelming. My humble opinion: choose one that you like, value and trust and go teach the Constitution!
Happy Constitution Day!
PS: *Gif Credit: Giphy.com/The Simpsons Episode: "The Day Violence Died" (Fun fact: Suzanne Sommers plays herself in this episode) Want to know more about how The Simpsons help teach the Constitution? Check out this article from The National Constitution Center.
*Gif Credit: Giphy.com/The Simpsons Episode: "The Day Violence Died" (Fun fact: Suzanne Sommers plays herself in this episode) Want to know more about how The Simpsons help teach the Constitution? Check out this article from The National Constitution Center.