Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hooray for Constitution Day and a FREEBIE!

Hi All!  It's Deb from Fabulously First Blog coming to the rescue for your Constitution Day!

Constitution Day is on September 17th
Are You Ready?

On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Implementation announcing that ALL educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17th of each year.  That's the explanation for "why we have to" teach about the Constitution on a special day each year.

So, after our Assistant Principal asked us to submit what we are going to be teaching I went to work.  We had to submit our plans for Constitution Day by September 6th.  I tried to find as much about Constitution Day for first graders as I possibly could.  

So, if you are looking for a good unit on Constitution Day here is one I created for my students:

 Constitution Day Freebie
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This unit contains the following activities for your students:

Common Core State Standards

Resources for Teachers
Why we are required to celebrate Constitution Day
Constitution Day Word Search and Answer Key
Constitution Day Decoder Message
Constitution Day Making New Words
Constitution Day Making New Words Cards
Constitution Day Book for each student
What Does the Preamble Mean Book for each student broken
down into kid friendly terms
Constitution Day Bookmarks for each student

Here is an oldie but a goodie from Schoolhouse Rock!  I can't wait until my firsties listen to this and watch their responses.


There is also a really cute and fun book that I ordered from Amazon about the Constitution and the information on it is here:

Remember the question I asked earlier about "are you ready"?  Well, you are now, so go and have fun on Constitution Day and celebrate living in the USA!!!

Hope everyone is having a great three day weekend!

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