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Tip of the Week – Constitution Day 2010

It’s that time of year again! Constitution Day 2010 is next week and you’re probably scrambling a bit to find a few useful resources.

Constitution Day is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization. It is always observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known simply as “Citizenship Day.”

Part of the law passed in 2004 requires all schools receiving federal funds to provide some sort of US Constitution instruction on that day. To help as you plan your activities, I’ve put together a short list of goodies .

Have fun!

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  1. For a list of links to content about the U.S. Constitution, go to–from the Barat Teaching with Primary Sources program. Enjoy!

    September 10, 2010
  2. Julie Mushing #

    Thought I’d share another resource:

    September 10, 2010
    • glennw #

      Julie / Julie,

      Thanks for the great additions to the list! The more, the merrier.


      September 10, 2010
  3. Julie Mushing #

    Free resources from Edco Publishing (

    Celebrate Constitution Day September 17th.

    Share these fun activities with your students on Constitution Day!

    Celebrate Our Constitutions
    Compare the United States Constitution written in 1787 to the Michigan Constitution written in 1835. Download Celebrate Our Constitution student pages:

    Test your Constitution knowledge?
    Who was the youngest person to sign the US Constitution? How many people signed the US Constitution? Download Fun Fast Facts to find the answers to these and other fast facts:

    Download the U.S. Constitution Word Search:

    September 14, 2010
  4. Julie Mushing #

    Found another site using NY Times:

    September 14, 2010
  5. Julie Mushing #

    Tweeted from abapubliced (American Bar Association):

    Constitution Day is days away. Celebrate on 9/17 with ABA resources.

    September 14, 2010

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