Constitution Day Student Resources

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As you know, federal regulations require the development of student programming to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day each year on September 17th.

KET, as usual, has valuable teaching resources that are classroom-ready and aligned to content. Below, please find resources from Discovery Eduation (provided free to Kentucky schools by the Kentucky Department of Education and KET) as well as from PBS LearningMedia (a new repository of classroom media resources) and more, to aide your lesson plans on this topic.

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Teaching the Constitution

Teaching the Constitution is a collection of resources within PBS LearningMedia which includes video, documents, and activities. Students will understand the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the United States Constitution, the new government it established, and its continuing significance. From PBS LearningMedia. Grades 6+

Constitution USA

Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Constitution USA includes classroom resources, Constitution games, quizzes, and more. From Grades 6+

Constitution Games

From Constitution USA - Constitution Games. Did you know that only 38 percent of Americans can name all three branches of the U.S. government? Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Play iCivics’ Power Play, Branches of Power and Do I Have a Right? games, and take the citizenship quiz to find out if you could pass a U.S. citizenship test. From Grades 5+

Discovery Education's Constitution Theme Page

Discovery Education's Constitution Theme Page includes video, audio, lesson plans, articles, and more all geared toward teaching the Constitution. From Discovery Education. Grades K-12.

Liberty Kids - We the People

From the animated series Liberty Kids comes "We the People." How our nation’s Constitution and first government were forged during these trying times and laid the foundations for an innovative compromise on legislative representation. From Discovery Education. Grades 3-8.

The Constitution and Constitution Day: A Beginner's Guide

Jeffrey and Lilly, along with their intelligent dog Mr. Beanbody, travel back in time to learn about the United States Constitution. Along the way, they explore the three branches of United States government and the Bill of Rights. Mr. Beanbody goes on to explain the origins of Constitution Day, a national holiday celebrated in communities across the United States. From Discovery Education. Grades K-8.

Constitution Day Website

Find even more fun at the Constitution Day website - famous quotes, interactive quizzes, crosswords, word finds, poster contests, and more.