Constitution Day Is Approaching: Are You Ready?

Aug 20, 2013 / Constitution Day
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Constitution Day, September 17 of every year, commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. The Center for Civic Education proudly offers a wide selection of free lessons for K-12 students on its Constitution Day page.

Lessons range from the Constitution Day Rap (pdf) for grades 1 and 2 to the Constitution Day Scavenger Hunt with 60-Second Civics for grades 9 and 10. Some lessons plans include teacher audio.constitutionday

Because Constitution Day falls near the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, teachers of grades 7 to 12 may elect to teach the Center’s series of four lesson plans titled 9/11 and the Constitution: On American Identity, Diversity, and Common Ground. Teachers of grades 5 to 8 can teach a lesson titled Remembering 9/11: Building Tolerance (pdf).

The purpose of Constitution Day is to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens.

Federal law requires schools that receive federal funds to hold an educational program for their students on the week of Constitution Day.

For more information, please visit the Center’s Constitution Day page. Users of Share My Lesson can download selected Constitution Day lessons from the Center’s Share My Lesson page.

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