Constitution Day is a U.S. holiday observed September 17. It commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day was designated as a national holiday in 1994. The law that created the holiday also dicates that all U.S. schools receiving any federal funding must provide instruction directly related to the history of the U.S. Constitution on this day. When the holiday falls on a weekend, schools are encouraged to observe it on the adjoining school day.
Celebrating Constitution Day at TheHolidayZone.com
Provides printable worksheets, puzzles, coloring pages, discussion questions, writing prompts, and a vocabulary guide.
The official site of the organization that lobbied for Constitution Day to be made a national holiday. Includes a Constitution study guide with 200+ questions/answers.
Constitution Day Resources from the Library of Congress
Includes full text of various historical documents, lesson plans, stories for children, and book recommendations.
CQ Press In Context: Constitution Day
Provides lesson plans and other educational resources for use in the high school or college classroom.
Education World Lesson Planning: Constitution Day
An educator's guide to online resources, lesson plans, and activities.
Observing Constitution Day
Resources for students and educators from the National Archives.
Scholastic News: Constitution Day
Three projects from Scholastic help students write their own classroom constitution, explore ways in which the U.S. Constitution is a living document, and determine whether various laws and actions are constitutional.
Schools to Observe "Constitution Day"
News article discusses requirements set forth in the bill creating this event as well as the government's plans for enforcing the requirements.
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