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We The People . . . Celebrate Constitution Day
This Constitution Day (9/17) teach students about the U.S. Constitution with free, teacher-reviewed classroom resources for all grades.
Find the perfect resources to share with your students in this curated list of the "best" Constitution Day websites that TeachersFirst has discovered! Find an assortment of information and tools for all grades.
Peruse this large collection of lesson plans, interactives, audio visual activities, unit plans, and resources for students, all related to Constitution Day. Don't miss the FREE Constitution Day Classroom Celebration Kit (posters and apps)!
The name may look similar to the listing above, but both offerings are worth checking out! Find a copy of the Constitution, a list of Constitution Day events, and links to information about the founding fathers and amendments to the Constitution.
Explore these interactive activities using Constitution-related vocabulary words. You will find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using Constitution-themed words. Use this site to make learning vocabulary engaging and fun for all.
Read All About It . . . Constitution, Civics, and Government
Dig into this trio of reading resources. From virtual timelines to booklists, find something for all levels to read and learn together.
Dissect the Constitution. Begin by selecting an article or amendment to view the wording contained in the Constitution along with at least one feature discussing the specific impact of that piece. Each article also features Matters of Debate (two sides).
Leverage the power of daily read-alouds to practice English Language Arts standards, while infusing social studies content, specifically the Revolutionary period. Book collections are divided by grade level and include activities!
Read with your students this collection of books about what it means to be a citizen, how our government works, and the tough decisions that people make. Find fiction and informational text about voting, creating laws, enforcing laws, and other topics.
Civics Lessons for All
Looking for some ready-to-go lesson plans and activities to teach Civics in your class? These three tools each offer a unique collection for the classroom.
Choose from 1200 free civics resources and lessons based on short stories, songs, and speeches. Select the resources tab to access and filter content. The many options allow you to filter by grade level, topic, state standards, and much more.
There are a few must-see areas of this gem: 60 Second Civics offers a daily podcast accompanied by a short question, the Resources tab shares many lesson plans for all grade levels (sorted by grade), and More Lesson Plans offers even more to discover.
iCivics features several engaging interactives on civics topics, democracy, branches of government, citizenship, elections and campaigns, and the constitution. There are also detailed lessons about the judicial, executive, and legislative branches.
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