U.S. Constitutional History

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The U.S. Constitution was adopted by delegates at the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. Use the printables, references, and lessons below to examine the significance of this document in American history. Teach your students about its writing and explore the meaning of democracy with cross-curricular activities. There are resources on the Bill of Rights and other constitutional amendments to help educate students of all ages about their civil rights.

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Citizenship Test II

Could your students pass the U.S. Naturalization Test? Give them this quiz ... read more

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Citizenship Test I

Could your students pass the U.S. Naturalization Test? Give them this quiz ... read more

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Canadian Bill of Rights

Discuss the Canadian Bill of Rights with students, then allow them to inter... read more

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Constitution Act of 1982

Research Canada's Constitution Act, 1982, to answer the questions in this w... read more

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The Nineteenth Amendment

Students read an explanation of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women ... read more

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USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy

Use a lesson that gives students the opportunity to become acquainted with ... read more

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The Bill of Rights

Increase social studies skills with an activity that focuses on the Bill of... read more

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Articles of Confederation

Distribute an article that details the first constitutional agreement made ... read more

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Is It Constitutional?

Students read constitutional amendments and use the information to evaluate... read more

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Know Your Rights

An article about U.S. constitutional rights and the U.N.'s Convention on th... read more

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