Constitution Day, September 17, commemorates the formation and signing of the US Constitution on that date in 1787.
The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the US Constitution. The Center strives to illuminate constitutional ideals and inspire active citizenship through a state-of-the-art museum located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.
The National Constitution Center website offers innovative, standards-based lesson plans, activities, and other resources to connect the Constitution with your curriculum and bring American history to life for your students.
Give your students a Constitution Hall Pass to explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history. Created and produced by the National Constitution Center, this webcast and live chat series features the Center’s education staff, distinguished scholars, and even some famous faces who bring America’s democracy and the stories of “We the People” to life.
The Interactive Constitution on the Center’s website makes it possible for students to search the United States Constitution and find relevant passages and explanations.
In To Sign or Not to Sign: The Ultimate Constitution Day Lesson Plan students will examine the role of the people in shaping the US Constitution.
Watch a photostory describing the highlights of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
You can download and view the text and high-resolution images of the Constitution and other historical documents from the National Constitution Center.
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