Facts About The Constitution For Homework

Welcome to ConstitutionFacts.com where you'll see the entire text of 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.

The Constitution is certainly the most influential legal document in existence. Since its creation some two hundred years ago, over one hundred countries around the world have used it as a model for their own. And it is a living document. It is one of the world's oldest surviving constitutions. And, while the Supreme Court continually interprets the U.S. Constitution so as to reflect a rapidly changing world, its basic tenets have remained virtually unchanged since its inception, and unchallenged as well. People quarrel over its interpretation, but never do they question the wisdom of its underlying principles.

At ConstitutionFacts.com, you'll begin to see why. You'll get a taste of some of the Founding Fathers' thoughts. You'll see some of the reasoning behind the Supreme Court's landmark decisions. But, most importantly, you'll get a feel for the United States Constitution itself and how it is that a document that was written over 200 years ago still plays an integral role in our everyday lives.

Understanding the People and the Ideas that Created the U.S. Constitution.

By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer

Found In:language arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5

Lesson Plans

Connecting the Separate Powers ( PDF, 78 KB 1 pg.)
Students in grades K-6 gain an understanding of the concept of separation of powers through role playing and questions and answers.

Constitution Day Rap and What is Authority? ( PDF, 1.14 MB, 18 pgs.)
Students in grades 1-2 learn important facts about the Constitution and its history and two very important concepts: authority and limited government. Scroll to "Lessons".

What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution? ( PDF, 1.02 MB, 10 pgs.)
Students in grades 3-4 explore some ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Scroll to "Lessons".

Constitution Day Workshop
Students in grades 4-12 analyze primary source documents to learn about the content, impact, and perpetual relevance of the U. S. Constitution to the daily lives of American citizens.

Additional Lesson Plans

Constitution Lessons (Grades K-12)
This ABA site has sections of lesson plans on rules, laws, and government; separation of powers; Constitutional rights; and representation, voting, and elections. Some lessons included PDF handouts.

Constitution Lesson Plans (Grades K-12)
Lessons include teacher instructions.

Observing Constitution Day
Activities, lesson plans, and information

Activities

Annual Constitution Day Poster Design Contest
To compete, K-12 entrants (including homeschoolers) design a poster showing how they benefited from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Entries must be postmarked by October 1st, 2016.

Background Resources

The National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day website features an Interactive Constitution that lets students explore the history behind and scholarly appraisal of each article, section, and amendment of the U.S. Constitution; video lessons that include lesson plans and discussion questions; founding documents and Constitutional Timeline; downloadable and printable Constitution; Naturalization Ceremony (Javascript and Flash are required) and test; and four games.

United States (U.S.) Constitution Day 2017
A series of free educational resources and Internet links to help educators develop student lessons to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day.

The Constitutional Convention
Provides the story of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and the framing of the Constitution.

America's Founding Fathers - Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Brief biographies of each of the Founding Fathers who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention

congress.gov (Library of Congress)
Find legislative information from the Library of Congress, plus a teachers’ section has lesson plans and activities.

Printables

Coloring Pages

Pictures of the Documents - US Constitution Online
6 printable coloring pages of the US Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, and more.

Download Images

Charters of Freedom
High-resolution images of the Charters of Freedom documents.

Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles
Eight puzzles test your knowledge of the most important legal document ever created.

Word Searches

Constitutional Terms: Younger Students ( PDF, 20 KB, 1pg.)

last updated: September 11, 2017

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