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Constitution Day, Grades K-5

Understanding the People and the Ideas that Created the U.S. Constitution.

Found In: language arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5

 

Lesson Plans

Connecting the Separate Powers ( PDF, 78 KB 1 pg.)
Students in grades K-6 gain an understanding of the concept of separation of powers through role playing and questions and answers.

Constitution Day Rap and What is Authority? ( PDF, 1.14 MB, 18 pgs.)
Students in grades 1-2 learn important facts about the Constitution and its history and two very important concepts: authority and limited government.

What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution? ( PDF, 1.02 MB, 10 pgs.)
Students in grades 3-4 explore some ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution.

Constitution Day Workshop
Students in grades 4-12 analyze primary source documents to learn about the content, impact, and perpetual relevance of the U. S. Constitution to the daily lives of American citizens.

Additional Lesson Plans

Constitution Lessons (Grades K-12)
This ABA site has sections of lesson plans on rules, laws, and government; separation of powers; Constitutional rights; and representation, voting, and elections. Some lessons included PDF handouts.

Constitution Lesson Plans (Grades K-12)
Lessons include teacher instructions.

Observing Constitution Day
Activities, lesson plans, and information

Activities

Annual Constitution Day Poster Design Contest
To compete, K-12 entrants (including homeschoolers) design a poster showing how they benefited from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Entries must be postmarked by October 1st, 2013.

Background Resources

United States (U.S.) Constitution Day 2013
A series of free educational resources and Internet links to help educators develop student lessons to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day.

The Constitutional Convention
Provides the story of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and the framing of the Constitution.

America's Founding Fathers - Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Brief biographies of each of the Founding Fathers who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention

THOMAS (Library of Congress)
Find legislative information from the Library of Congress, plus a teachers’ section has lesson plans and activities.

Printables

Coloring Pages

Pictures of the Documents - US Constitution Online
6 printable coloring pages of the US Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, and more.

Download Images

Charters of Freedom
High-resolution images of the Charters of Freedom documents.

Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles
Eight puzzles test your knowledge of the most important legal document ever created.

Word Searches

Constitutional Terms: Younger Students ( PDF, 20 KB, 1pg.)

last updated: August 28, 2013

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