Saturday, September 15, 2012

Constitution Day

Read about it:  Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
In preperation for Constitution Day I have gathered a few resources to help me better convey it's importance and significance.
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First of all, I would like to know how many people, besides me, grew up watching cartoons that showed these videos in place of commercials.  The result?  I can quote the Preamble today because I heard it so many times,  I have to sing it, mind you.....
but I know it.
What do kids watch these days?  Nope, I am not going there.
Here is the video that I am talking about.

To follow-up with the same theme, I found the following
Preamble worksheet on Pinterest made by Rachelle and Natalie at

This will be a great tool to help guide the students into a deeper meaning of the Preamble.
What about an Art activity.................
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For the older students, it would be great to create a
classroom Bill of Rights as a reminder that ALL students have a right to learn.
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I just love the signatures at the bottom...............this lady, Amanda, makes some of the BEST anchor charts that I have ever seen.  Click on the picture to check it out.
Well I hope this gives you a few ideas for implementing Constitution Day in to your busy day on Monday.  It is so important that our students know everything that we can teach them about this great country. 
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