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Resources for Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day

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2016 Resources for

 

 Constitution Day - September 17, 2016

 

and

 

Celebrate Freedom Week - September 26-30, 2016

Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week resources 2016.docx

 

 

 

 

Constitution Day - September 17th 

Resources from the Arkansas Bar Association

 

 

 

September 17 is recognized in the United States as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The purpose of Constitution Day and Citizenship 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 that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on September 17 of each year.

 

Free Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans for all grades from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  Click Here

 

Lesson Plans for all grades from the Center for Civic Education.  Click Here

 

     Explore Preambles Around the World

 

Exploringconstitutions from around the worldis a great way to teach about constitutions and their role in governance and societies. The United States Constitution has a notable 52-word preamble, but other countries have very insightful introductions as well. There are even common words throughout these preambles.Read more

*Provided by the American Bar Association

 

Constitution IQ Quiz

You can challenge individuals or compete against entire teams!

 

U.S. Constitution Day Toolkit 

Celebrate Constitution Day with crossword puzzles, treasure hunts and words finds - and much more!

 

Fascinating Facts 

The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world

Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, "Pensylvania" above the signers' names is probably the most glaring.

 

The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).

 

*Click here for more from constitutionfacts.com

 

 

 

 Download the latest edition of Law Wise, written by the Kansas City Bar Association specifically for teachers!

 

 

 

 Click Here for Constitution Day resources from the iCivics Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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