Suggested Constitution Day Activities

September 17, 1787, is the birthday of our Constitution.

In order to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of one of America's founding documents, schools are required by federal law to incorporate the Constitution into instruction on September 16th. To support you in implementing this, we've assembled a list of links to websites that provide a variety of activities ranging from games, primary sources, and videos for you to choose from.

Activities for Grades K–2

Using hands-on activities for Constitution Day, students learn about the Founding Fathers' impact on America's beginnings and discover the basics of what the Constitution contains.

 

 

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Activities for Grades 3–5

To celebrate Constitution Day, students learn about one of our founding documents through online readings discussing the fundamentals of the Constitution and by playing online games to discover more about the branches of government established by the Constitution as well as the Preamble.

 

 

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Activities for Grades 6–8

Through readings, videos and online games, students learn more about the founding principles of the Constitution and determine which constitutionally protected rights are illustrated in everyday situations. 

 

 

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Activities for Grades 9–10

Using videos from the National Archives students can learn more about the ratification and amendment processes of the Constitution. They also can play online games to determine what situations would violate constitutional rights.

 

 

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Activities for Grades 11–12

Students use a primary source to analyze the development of the Preamble to the Constitution. Online games and videos give students the chance to learn more about the founding principles of the Constitution and the rights contained in it. 

 

 

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