Countdown to Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.
NEW and COMING SOON! Constitution Hall Pass: Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights
Online video lesson and live chat: September 8-19, 2014 (live chat on weekdays only) 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a hit with millions of students and teachers nationwide. Our brand-new episode, “Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights,” provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these ten amendments were created and interpreted.
- DISCOVER the roots of the Bill of Rights in the Revolutionary War and the state constitutions
- VISIT the Constitutional Convention to listen in on the debates about a bill of rights
- HEAR the voices of the ratifying conventions as they influenced James Madison’s work in writing the Bill of Rights
- LEARN what the Bill of Rights actually says—and how long it’s taken to make those rights a reality
- EXPLORE the process of judicial review and the ways citizens use the courts to bring the Bill of Rights to life
All you need is an internet connection to participate! Tune in at constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday.
Facebook’s “Who Am I” series
Following us on Facebook? We are counting down to Constitution Day starting May 25 (the date the Constitutional Convention began) with a special ‘Who Am I’ series, highlighting some of the famous and some of the lesser-known Founding Fathers. Then, impress your friends with your newly discovered fun facts!
Can you pass the test to become a United States citizen?
Discover your inner founding father in this fun interactive game.