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Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day 2020

Watch this fascinating lecture by Erwin Cherminsky, Dean of the Berkeley School of Law.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, state delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Constitution Day, the 17th of September, the nation remembers this momentous occasion with programs and learning opportunities in schools across the country.

Resources on the Constitution

Teaching and Learning about the U.S. Constitution

These sites offer a wealth of information on the Constitution, including activities and lesson plans.

 

Living Facts

You can read fun facts and statistics about the Constitution here.  

 

The Bill of Rights Institute

The Bill of Rights Institute offers lesson plans and other resources related to the Constitution, including a contest!

 

National Constitution Center:

https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/the-constitution

 

U.S. Congress:

The Constitution Annotated provides the section-by-section text of the Constitution along with interpretation of the Constitution over time.  

 

Library of Congress:

This is a great site for primary sources!

 

National archives and Records Administration:

Find teaching and learning materials at the National Archives website.

 

Stanford University

Stanford provides a brief history of the Constitution along with a short summary of each bill in the Bill of Rights. The site also includes information on the branches of government.

 

Civics Renewal Netork

Find teaching tools and lessons from the Civics Renewal Network.  

Constitutional Fun for Children...and Nostalgic Videos for All!

Citizenship

Did you know Constitution Day used to be called Citizenship Day? And before that it was called Proud to be an American Day. Take a look at this citizenship study guide from teh Immigration and Naturalization Service!

Study Guide

California Constitution

Interested in local government? Click for the text of the California Constitution.

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