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The Writing of the US Constitution: Constitution Day Activities

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Learning about the United States Constitution has never been this much fun! Students will love learning all about the Constitution with this creative activity pack, with famous people, vocabulary posters, and flip book! A perfect companion for celebrating Constitution Day on September 17!

In May 1787, 55 delegates from 12 states met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their goal was to change the Articles of Confederation, but instead, they drew up a new document called the United States Constitution.

This unit includes many hands-on activities and learning opportunities for students including informational articles about:

✔Articles of Confederation

✔Writing of the U.S. Constitution

✔The Constitutional Convention

✔The Great Compromise

✔We the People…

✔Bill of Rights 

Plus there are character studies where students will meet the following key individuals in the writing of the Constitution:

✔George Washington

✔Ben Franklin

✔James Madison

This activity pack includes:

✔Constitution Vocabulary Posters

✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps

✔Spotlight on Vocabulary

✔Comprehension Questions

✔A Cloze Passage

✔PLUS a 5-Page Flip Book

✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade

✔Great for Core Knowledge

✔Common Core Aligned

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In this Constitution Activity Pack there are three main activities:

Constitution Vocabulary:

Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too. Also, the vocabulary flip flaps are perfect for interactive notebooks.

Informational Articles:

Next, have students read the informational articles all about the writing of the U.S. Constitution and character studies where they will meet George Washington, Ben Franklin, and James Madison. The articles are written in a kid-friendly language with scenes for students to connect and color. 

Student Activities:

Have students complete 5 page Flip Book all about U.S. Constitution. For the Flip Book, you could have students do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-Up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. Students could then decorate the cover of the booklet. 

Celebrate American History and Constitution Day on September 17th with this hands-on resource!

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