Constitution Day

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Preamble, Articles, and Amendments, oh my!  It’s almost that time of year again.  To be honest, I used to dread teaching my 3rd graders about the constitution.  There aren’t a lot of resources available for elementary kids and it’s just a tough topic for younger kids.  Here are some resources I’ll be using this year.



This is a great book for kids.  The entire book is the Preamble of the Constitution.  There is one phrase on each page with bright colorful graphics.  It’s a great way to break it all down for younger kids.


I just got this one and I really like it.  It’s a 48 page book with lots of colorful graphics. This book includes the history behind the U.S. Constitution plus a brief description of the parts of our constitution.


This book is an amazing find!  Our Constitution Rocks! was written by a teenager and is a thorough guide to the U.S. Constitution.  This is a great resource for kids in junior high on up (or elementary teachers who need a little extra background).



I started working on some resources for my classroom so I’m feeling a bit better about teaching the constitution this year.  These activities are sure to help me out this year.

Preamble Match includes two activities.  First, students can arrange phrases of the Preamble in order.  Then they can match the phrases with what they mean.  This is a free file on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Click on the picture above to grab a copy.



I’m looking forward to having my class create these Constitution Lapbooks.  This lapbook is a very basic overview of the U.S. Constitution.  I designed it to be easy to understand for 3rd graders.  If you want to give this lapbook a try, visit my TpT store.


Anybody have an awesome resource to share for teaching the Constitution? 

1 comment:

  1. We learnd the PREAMBLE to the constitution of the US as we did evrything else( back then) . We said it over and over until we memorized it - - Also, we were TOLD WHAT IT WAS AND WHY IT WAS NECESSARY. The same way was used with the MULTIPLICATION TABLES. That was in 1931 .I am 90 years old and STILL remember both ! I am BLESSED with SOME MEMORY tho' I've lost a lot of it. I DO KNOW WHO TO THANK ALSO. AND, I DO,DAILY - tho' I can no longer get on my knees when I do ! LOL IF ALL OF US would do the same, this country would be in a much better shape than it is . AND, we would be teaching our off-spring to READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD TELLS US and THEM to do! AND they would be able to make the correct change and use good judgement and be assured of a job one day - - - because HE HEARD THEM WHEN THEY PRAYED ! NOW, we need to introduce them to the BIG MAN UPSTAIRS- if the govt.,their henchmen and other guilty ones will let us !



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