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September 17th marks the date thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting and signed our Constitution.
It’s certainly a date worth celebrating.
It’s definitely a date worth understanding what led to it, as well as what followed.
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Ideas for Constitution Day Lessons
Read the Constitution
Show your children images of the four pages of the written Constitution. Read the Preamble as well as the full Constitution with your children and discuss the importance of this document.
You may also want to study the history of the Constitution.
And you know what? There’s also an “App for That,” too!
Study our Founding Fathers
Note the brave men who signed the Constitution and select one or more of them to read more about their lives. If you live in one of the states which was one of the 13 colonies, study and learn the names of the signers from your state, maybe include a little research on each of them.
Here’s a link to the delegates to the Constitutional Convention from Georgia. The others can be found on this site as well.
Have a Little Fun
Make studying about our Constitution fun! Take a little quiz and see which of the founding fathers you would be.
Read one of the many books by Jean Fritz. My favorite is Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution.
How will you celebrate Constitution Day? Share your resources or posts in the comments.