Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hooray for Constitution Day: Great Free Resources, Lessons, and Activities


 Although Constitution Day is only celebrated on September 17th we should celebrate it all week long. It is the most important document for all Americans and students need to understand why it was written and how important it is in protecting our rights and freedoms. I have put together some great websites for you to check out with free resources, lessons and activities.

Scholastic has some wonderful lesson plans and free printables for the intermediate grades which you can access by clicking on the picture below.

I also found 3 more great free lesson plans that teachers of grades 2-4 may want to check out. How about making your own class constitution. What a great way to help your students better understand what our constitution does on a much bigger scale. Just click on the picture below to check out this lesson and more.
The Holiday Zone has put together 15 free activities including Reading Comprehension Texts for Grades 2-6, American Symbol Coloring Pages, and more that you can check out by clicking on the picture below.
My search also took me to a super website called Congress for Kids. You can find free information about the Constitution that students can read. After each reading text there is a set of comprehension questions. If it something you are interested in then click on the picture below.


If you are looking for a variety of free printables and worksheets then you should check out Apples4theteacher by clicking on the picture below.

I have revised and updated my "Hooray for Constitution Day" Unit which includes an original Shared Reading Book, 2 Reading Texts and Comprehension Questions for Grades 2 and 3, Picture/Fact Cards Matching Activities,Writing Informative Text and Opinion Piece Anchor Charts and Writing Graphic Organizers and Writing Prompts for both 2nd and 3rd Grade. ELA Common Core Standards are included for Grades 2 and 3. I have added 2 differentiated reading texts about Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence and a Main Idea and Details activity. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below. I have updated the Preview so you will see sample pages of all the reading texts and many other materials and activities included in this packet.

I have put together a free Picture/Fact Card and Writing Activity Packet which can be used for 1st grade or for Low Performing and ESL students in your classrooms. Just click on the picture below to download your free copy.
Here are the activities in the freebie.
I hope you find some great resources and activities for all your Constitution Day activities. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

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What kinds of activities do you do for Constitution Day?

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these cards! In case you're interested, I wrote about Constitution Day last week and shared a thematic book list for the elementary classroom.
    http://bookishways.blogspot.com/2013/09/constitution-day-is-15-days-away.html

    Best,
    Tricia
    Bookish Ways in Math and Science

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  2. This is good timing. I know I need to teach about the Constitution soon. Thank you for sharing on Manic Monday.

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