Celebrating Constitution Day at TheHolidayZone.com

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
-Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Recommended Links for Constitution Day
Celebrate Constitution Day
An 18-page PDF Booklet with middle school lesson plans and reproducibles. From the Bill of Rights Institute.

Constitution Day
The official site of the organization that lobbied for Constitution Day to be made a national holiday. Includes a Constitution study guide with 200+ questions/answers.

The Constitution for Kids (Grades 1-3)
A guide to help primary students understand what the Constitution is and why it is important.

The Constitution for Kids (Grades 4-7)
A guide to help intermediate students understand what the Constitution is and why it is important.

Constitution Day Resources from the Library of Congress
Includes full text of various historical documents, lesson plans, stories for children, and book recommendations.

Constitution Day: Suggested Discussion Questions
Another collection of discussion topics for Constitution Day. In Adobe PDF format.

Education World Lesson Planning: Constitution Day
An educator's guide to online resources, lesson plans, and activities.

Explore the Constitution
Interactive site from the National Constitution Center includes Constitutional timeline, trivia, introductions to the Founding Fathers, other historical documents, and a special section just for kids.

The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country
Six lessons to help students balance the right of free speech with the ensuing responsibilites.

The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?
Five lesson plans designed to help students understand how the language of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution reflects historical events and the goals the Founders had for America's future.

Scholastic News: Constitution Day
Three projects from Scholastic help students write their own classroom constitution, explore ways in which the U.S. Constitution is a living document, and determine whether various laws and actions are constitutional.

Teaching With Documents: Observing Constitution Day
Resources for students and educators from the National Archives.

Why Celebrate the Constitution?
Editorial piece from PBS examines the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

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