Constitution Day

Websites for All Ages

-Ben’s Guide to US Government- This is a great site to view for many different topics about the USA that are broken down by grade.  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

-Civics Education- This site has lesson plans and activities broken down by grade. http://new.civiced.org/resources/curriculum/constitution-day-and-citizenship-day

-California Department of Education- This site provides information on Constitution Day.http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/hs/hssconstitutionday.asp

Ideas for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

-Writing and drawing activity:   “I’m proud to be an American because…”  Students could draw why they are proud to be an American.

-Offers a scroll to use when making a class book or writing about the Constitution.

www.abcteach.com/constitution/scroll.htm

-“Citizenship” article is just one of many available at “Ben’s Guide to Government” website. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/citizenship/index.html

-Constitution Crossword Puzzle

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/games/crossword.html

-Lesson plan on citizenship and communities

www.learningtogive.org/lessons/index.asp?unit=12&1n=3&print=yes

 Ideas for 5th-8th Grade

-Constitution Center- This has a brief video about James Madison provided by the History Channel. http://www.history.com/topics/constitution/videos#james-madison-did-you-know

-Scholastic News- This site has kid-friendly information, activities, and a great section on Heroes of the Constitution- featuring Ben Franklin. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/constitution_day/constitution_day/index.asp?article=benfranklin

-Constitution Facts- This site has quotes, quizzes, puzzles, and treasure hunts.http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?section=constitution&page=intro.cfm

-Thinkfinity- This offers standards-based, interactive resources on Constitution Day.http://www.thinkfinity.org/docs/DOC-9480