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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. Scroll to "Lessons".

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. Scroll to "Lessons".

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

Observing Constitution Day
Activities, lesson plans, and information


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 1, 2019..

The Constitution for Kids

Background Resources

The National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day website features an Interactive Constitution that lets students explore the history behind and scholarly appraisal of each article, section, and amendment of the U.S. Constitution; video lessons that include lesson plans and discussion questions; founding documents and Constitutional Timeline; downloadable and printable Constitution; Naturalization Ceremony (Javascript and Flash are required) and test; and four games.

United States (U.S.) Constitution Day
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 (Library of Congress)
Find legislative information from the Library of Congress, plus Educational Resources for the Classroom has lesson plans and activities.


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.


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: July 15, 2019


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