On September 17th , 1787, the Constitutional Convention met to sign the United States Constitution. September 17th is now known as Constitution and Citizenship Day in order to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.
In the U.S., public schools are required to teach about the history of the U.S. Constitution on this day. Homeschooling, of course, gives us freedom to teach about the Constitution when it fits our schedule best. That being said, I think it is critical to teach our children about the Constitution and our rights as U.S. citizens.
Our family always thinks it’s fun to take a full day learning and focusing on one topic. Constitution Day is the perfect time take a break from our routine and do a unit study on the U.S. Constitution I’m sharing this list in case your planning to celebrate in your homeschool as well.
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Constitution Day Homeschool Resources
U.S. Constitution Animated Video – You’ll learn about the founding fathers’ plan for the U.S. government as well as the seven principles on which the Constitution is based. You’ll also learn about popular sovereignty, federalism, individual rights, and more.
Constitution Preamble – A classic video from Schoolhouse Rock.
Historic Philadelphia Virtual Tour – See Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States. You’ll also see the Liberty Bell, the first Supreme Court building, and more.
Constitution 101 Online Course – Offered by Hillsdale College, this free 10 week online course educates learners about the meaning and history of one of the U.S.’s most critical documents.
Free Constitution Day Printables – These printables include a poster, trivia cards, copywork, and more to go along with history reading.
Constitution Day Mini-Unit – The unit explains the Constitution in terms young students can understand.
National Constitution Center Web Site Scavenger Hunt – Use a website to find answers to questions about the Constitution.
Constitution Day Writing Activities – You’ll find 67 pages with copywork and writing prompts.
U.S. Constitution Worksheets – Large variety of worksheets and printables associated with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Free U.S. Constitution Lapbook – Free United States Constitution lapbook includes mini books about amendments, bill of rights, the framers, delegates, and more.
Celebrate the Constitution Lesson Plans Grades 6-8 – Students explore the various parts of the U.S. Constitution in a fun game, then complete a worksheet to apply their newfound knowledge.
Preamble Scramble Puzzle – Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble while you unscramble the puzzle.
Amendment Cootie Catcher – A clever twist on the classic cootie catcher tests your knowledge of the first 10 amendments.
Free Constitution Workbook (Limited Time) – A 17-page workbook that will teach your children all about the Founding Fathers and Constitution.
U.S. Constitution Unit Study – This notebooking unit introduces the document, the Republic, and the day chosen to honor our Constitution.
Constitution Day Coloring Activities – This set of coloring activities includes coloring pages, placemats, tracing, and more.
Constitution Day Picture/Fact Cards – Review your student’s knowledge with these fact cards and writing actvities.
Constitution Day Mini Puzzle Unit – Twenty-five pages of puzzles and activities like crosswords, sudoku, word searches, and more.
Bill of Rights Primer – Get eight packed pages of historical context and easy-to-understand explanations of the first ten Constitutional Amendments in this FREE Bill of Rights Primer, which also includes a detailed printable infographic.
Liberty Kids Season 1 Episode 40 – We The People
Constitution Notebooking Page – Keep track of your learning with this notebooking page.
Preamble to the Constitution File Folder Game – Review the Preamble of the Constitution with this file folder game and more.
I hope you’ve found these resources helpful in teaching your children more about the U.S. Constitution!
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