We’re all about teaching and celebrating the U.S. Constitution this month, but especially on September 17, when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed our founding document in Philadelphia in 1787. Partner organizations in the Civics Renewal Network offer activities and lesson plans for all ages. Need help finding resources? A free Teacher Toolkit is available here. And join us on Monday, September 10, 7-8 p.m. ET for #sschat on “Are You Ready for Constitution Day?” Share your photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram using #preamblechallenge and #renewcivics Find a complete list of Constitution resources here.

“Do I Have a Right?” Challenge

Feeling confident that you know your rights? How confident? Check yourself by playing iCivics’ “Do You Have a Right” game, then challenge your friends to top your score! Learn more about the challenge here.

For more iCivics resources, go here.

U.S. Constitution for Kids

The U.S. Constitution for Kids from the Constitution Sources Project (ConSource) offers educators and students the opportunity to read the original text of the Constitution alongside unbiased translations that are easy for students to understand. Useful background information, which places each clause in historical context, has been included.

For more ConSource resources, go here.

The Constitution in Today’s America

The ABOTA Foundation offers a package of lessons for Constitution Day: The Constitution in Today’s America; The Jury System; Voting and the Constitution; We the People; and What Makes an Amendment. The lessons are for grades 5-8.

For more ABOTA Foundation resources, go here.

News in the Network

  • ConSource: Invitation to Constitution Day program with Justice Sotomayor. Learn more.
  • iCivics: Community Civics Game Challenges. Learn more.
  • National Archives: DocsTeach webinars are now available on demand. Learn more.
  • Street Law: Case summaries for redesigned AP Government class. Learn more.