Constitution Day

Ready-To-Go Teacher Created Activities

September 17th is Constitution Day. (Celebrated on the following Monday when the 17th falls on a weekend.) The US Constitution was signed on Sept. 17th, 1787. On this day, Americans are encouraged to demonstrate their pride and love for the freedoms our Founding Fathers secured for the citizens of the United States of America through The Constitution. Create a free account and search Constitution in the Ready-To-Go Publicly Shared Activities Bank


 
 

The United States Constitution 

Designed for elementary students, this article consists of a three minute informational video designed to help students understand why the Constitution was created. It explains the purpose, the meaning, and the intent of this most important American document. One page of informational text, written on a 660 Lexile Level, and ten comprehension questions complete this activity. 

The United States Constitution

 
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We the People

This fun activity is geared for elementary students. Students sing along to the song, We the People Song. One page of informational text explains Constitution Day, Fast Facts about the Constitution and a letter recently found from George Washington written during the year 1787. Six comprehension questions build strong literacy skills. 

We the People

 
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Publius and an American Identity- U.S. Constitution

Understanding all that went into writing the Constitution can be difficult. This article and video combination helps 7th-12th grade students better understand with both informational text and educational entertainment. The comprehension questions help prepare students for end of year exams.

 

Publius and an American Identity- U.S. Constitution
 

 
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The Role of Congress

Recommended for 5th-8th grade students, this activity includes a 1 1/2 min. video which clearly answers the question, What is Congress?  One page of informational text clearly defines the important role congress has played  in our government since first defined by the U.S. Constitution. Six automatically graded multiple choice provide immediate feedback of student comprehension. 

 

The Role of Congress

 
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Branching Out- Americans Learn About Government for Constitution Week. 

Geared toward 3rd-5th grade students, this activity will get students excited about the three branches of government. Start by rapping along with Smart Songs, "Three Branches of Government Rap." Then two pages of photographs and text refer to Constitution Day and further explain the U.S Government. Six multiple choice and and three student response items complete this lesson. 

 

Branching Out

 
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