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Teaching American History
Teaching American History helps teachers bring the documents and debates of America's past into the present through document based seminars, document collections, a web based document library, and other resources.
Digital Exhibition: The Constitutional Convention
This digital exhibition from Teaching American History provides interactive, 11-step guide to understanding the Constitutional Convention. It includes a timeline, a look at the delegates, committee assignments, major themes, artistic interpretations, and more.
National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center provides information and resources to educators and citizens to celebrate Constitution Day. It has a large collection of lesson plans, interactives, videos, crafts, activities, and more.
Library of Congress Constitution Day Teacher Resources
The Library of Congress has a large collection of resources for commemorating Constitution Day, including a roundup of primary sources, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Constitution Day Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
The Gilder Lehrman Institute has a large collection of resources for observing Constitution Day that includes interactive digital exhibitions, primary sources, lesson plans, articles, and videos.
EDSITEment Teacher's Guide: Commemorating Constitution Day
This Constitution Day teacher’s guide from EDSITEment includes discussion topics, worksheets, K-12 lesson plans, and more.
Constitution Day Lesson Plans
The Center for Civic Education has a large collection of K-12 lesson plans for commemorating Constitution Day.
Glossary of Terms As Used In the Constitution
Words change meaning over time, so this glossary from Constitution Facts is helpful to understand the meanings of the terms as they were used in our founding documents.
Constitution Day is a website set up to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution and provide education to anyone interested. It provides the full text of the Constitution, its Amendments, and detailed information on the Founding Fathers.
Constitutional Convention Vocabulary Quiz
Test your knowledge on the Constitution with this quick quiz from ProProfs Quizzes.
Daily Constitutional Trivia Quiz
From Funtrivia.com. This quiz is on the structure and content of the U.S. Constitution.
The Founding Fathers Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Biographical information on the 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention from the National Archives. Completely fascinating!
Explore over 184,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the Founding Fathers Papers projects by the National Archives.
Constitutional Convention Study Guide for Teens
This Constitutional Convention study guide from Shmoop provides an overview of events leading up to the Convention, an analysis, timeline, and introductions to some of the Founding Fathers.
Teaching the Constitution
USConstitution.net has a teacher’s guide, explainer pages for K-12 students, discussion topics, coloring pages, puzzles, and activities for working subjects like mathematics and geography into your Constitution studies.
United States (U.S.) Constitution Day
ConstitutionFacts.com provides free educational resources and Internet links to help educators with student programming to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day on September 17th of each year.
The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more. You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
Constitution Day Lessons
In observance of Constitution Day, K12 presents K12 History lessons to help students learn about this important American document. Online activities and printable worksheets.
Constitution Day Lesson Plans and Activities
The Teacher's Corner has a collection of coloring pages, word match worksheets, crossword puzzles, and other resources for observing Constitution Day.
Constitution Day K-12 Lesson Plans
Free online resources from the Constitutional Rights Foundation, including slideshows and K-12 lesson plans.
Comparing the Articles and the Constitution
This overview from USConstitution.net compares some of the provisions of the Articles of Confederation with those in the Constitution.
Teaching With Documents: Observing Constitution Day
Primary-source based lesson plans, a Constitution Workshop, webinars, and more for Observing Constitution Day from The National Archives.
The Constitution of the United States
George W Bush White House Kids is an educational site from the National Archives. It contains Constitution for kids, a quiz, games, and more.
Charters of Freedom
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are collectively known as the Charters of Freedom. You can find scans and the full text of the original documents on the National Archives.
Independence National Historical Park
Independence Hall is the assembly hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Liberty Bell is located there as well. The website offers links and information for folks not able to visit in person.
Constitution for Kids - K-3
Includes information on the basics, history, the Bill of Rights and more! For Grades K-3, from USConstitution.net
The Constitution for Kids - Grades 4 - 7
Includes information on the basics, history, slavery, the Bill of Rights Women and how it all works together. For grades 4-7, from USConstitution.net
The Constitution for Kids: 8th - 12th Grade
Includes information on the basics, history, slavery, the Bill of Rights Women and how it all works together. For grades 8-12, from USConstitution.net
The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game
To encourage students to comprehend checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights and amendments and relate them to the study of the three branches of our federal government. Several activities are described. The culminating activity is the "Power Grab Game" given before the final test on the Constitution Unit.