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Constitution Day Teaching Resources

Students are never too young for digital tools—watch first graders use VoiceThread. [...] »

Daunted by teaching the Bill of Rights and its complex vocabulary to students? Middle-school teacher Christine Valenti explains how she introduces her students to the Amendments. [...] »

For Constitution Day, DC teacher Amy Trenkle's 8th-grade class carved out their thoughts on the First Amendment. [...] »

Create scaffolding and careful preparation of documents to promote student understanding of primary sources. [...] »

Teaching American History project staff outline the ongoing process of creating and managing effective lesson-study-focused grants. [...] »

Explore these online Constitution Day resources for September 17 and throughout the year. [...] »

Explore a lesson, designed especially for English Language Learners, that evaluates John Locke’s theory as a basis of the Constitution. [...] »

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning Constitutional interpretation. [...] »

How do teachers use text- or web-based primary sources in the history/social studies classroom, and why? [...] »

When unit planning is daunting, look to exceptional examples online. [...] »