It’s that time of year again! Constitution Day 2010 is next week and you’re probably scrambling a bit to find a few useful resources.
Constitution Day is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization. It is always observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known simply as “Citizenship Day.”
Part of the law passed in 2004 requires all schools receiving federal funds to provide some sort of US Constitution instruction on that day. To help as you plan your activities, I’ve put together a short list of goodies .
- Constitution Center
- National Archives
- Library of Congress
- Constitution Facts
- Annenberg Classroom
- Student rights under the Constitution
- Justice Learning – Constitution Resources
- The Constitution for Kids
- Civic Ed – Lessons for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
- U.S. Constitution Teaching and Learning Resources