Celebrate Constitution Day

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September 17 is a great day to focus on the US Constitution for on this day in 1787, the Constitution was signed. Through a series of activities, high schoolers get a chance to look closely at this famous document and the rights and privileges it defines.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class groups research and report on SourceWatch as well as the Bill of Rights Institute, and the Charles G. Koch foundation
Classroom Considerations

  • The 23-page packet was developed by The Rill of Rights Institute, an organization sponsored by the Charles G. Koch foundation, that SourceWatch describes as a foundation that promotes a "conservative interpretation of the Constitution in schools"
Pros

  • The packet includes a copy of the Constitution, handouts, templates for the activities, worksheets, and an answer sheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core