September 17 is Constitution Day! We have created different writing prompts along with the writing space for students. These writing prompts can be used as individual assignments, at writing stations, or even for group discussions!
Three writing prompts for Constitution Day are provided for middle school and high school. The prompts can be used as a formal essay, at writing stations, or as a “discuss and write.”
Here’s a fun activity for all ages with vocabulary that is tied to Constitution Day! Answers are provided as well!
Want your students to have their own Bill of Rights booklet? This booklet has the verbiage from the Bill of Rights and a space for students to be able to paraphrase what each amendment means.
This Bill of Rights Booklet is targeted for younger elementary students. Each amendment has an overview of how the amendment protects the citizens.
Inspiring Civics lessons teach students about the history of civic action and how to get involved in a civic issue. In two sessions, students will be introduced to civic participation, understand
how it impacts their lives, and create strategies for engaging with civic issues.
This activity teaches middle and high school students about the different government systems in the world, then challenges them to create their own government.
Your students will analyze the impact of historic cases and the role of civic participation in these cases. Students will also demonstrate their understanding of the basic elements of a trial through a mock trial proceeding.
This lesson will teach students about the development of the U.S. Constitution and its role in our system of government. Students will learn about the relationship between the Constitution and a democratic government. In the activities and lesson extensions, they will explore decisions made in the Constitution, including the creation of government institutions, and the purpose of the amendment process. Students also will write an essay in which they analyze how the Constitution helped to fulfill the promise of the United States.
Learn about the relevance of Magna Carta today and the importance of being an engaged citizen in this video from the ABOTA Foundation and PBS Learning Media. Includes video, background essay and teaching guide!