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


    Canadian Bill of Rights

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


    Constitution Act of 1982

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


    The Nineteenth Amendment

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


    USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy

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


    The Bill of Rights

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


    Articles of Confederation

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


    Is It Constitutional?

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


    Know Your Rights

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