Teach your students about the Constitution using FREE high-quality resources. Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics.org has superb resources–whole units, complete with PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, teaching materials, and high-quality online games. As usual, Scholastic has assembled an excellent collection of materials for all grade levels.
Another good site is National Archives Constitution Day resources. This includes a simulation of the confusion and complexity delegates faced as they first met to create the Constitution. The directions are ready-to-use, and all you need are envelopes and paperclips. Curious? Here’s the activity.
I hope you and your students enjoy Constitution Day. To me, it’s the Beezus to Independence Day’s Ramona. Like Beezus Quimby, Constitution Day is serious and focused. Like Ramona, Independence Day is fun and playful.
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