Research Plan and Resources
The United States Constitution
September 17, 2013
In the Library
- Use the encyclopedias to get a read and gain an understanding of the Constitution and it's history.
- Use Destiny to find a book about the Constitution.
- In both books and encyclopedias research the people who were involved with the drafting of the Constitution.
- Use Destiny to find resources that explain the Bill of Rights and amendments to the Constitution.
On the Internet
- From The National Archives:
- Observing Constitution Day Activities and lessons related to Constitution Day
- US Constitution Workshop
- Primary Sources Download high resolution images of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Amendment and read the text versions.
- Constitution for Kids from Constitution.net
- From the National Endowment for the Humanities. Well written lessons that enable the students to think critically about the US Constitution.
- The First Amendment- What's Fair in a Free Country
- The Preamble to the Constitution- How Do you Make a More Perfect Union?
- Ben's Guide to Government for Kids Constitution Page
- Constitution Day Resources from the Center for Civic Education
- Constitution-Facts.com has two features of note
- Constitution Day Poster Design Contest Students can create and submit posters to show how they benefit from the freedoms embodied by the US Constitution. Deadline October 1, 2011.
- US Constitution Fun Zone text- Quizzes, puzzles, quotes. Take the Real or Fake quiz, or find out which founding father you are most like.
- Primary Documents in American History More primary sources related to the Constitution with notes.
Image: From The National Archives. US Constitution Page 1.
Last Modified on September 9, 2013