Constitution Day Partners
The Civics Renewal Network is an alliance of 26 organizations committed to working together to increase the visibility of civics education. These organizations share the belief that understanding the Constitution plays a vital role in helping young people become responsible and engaged citizens.
Linda R. Monk, an award-winning author and journalist, takes us through the Constitution, line by line, to help us comprehend this amazing document and to see the variety of ways in which it has been interpreted.
The National Archives and Records Administration serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. We ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. We support democracy, promote civic education, and facilitate historical understanding of our national experience.
Looking for Constitution Day activities? Download a free lesson plan on McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) from our newest publication, Supreme Court DBQs, Volume II. Students will analyze primary source documents including the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, Supreme Court opinions, political cartoons, and more to understand more about the Necessary and Proper Clause in the Constitution. See the Bill of Rights Institute website for more Constitution Day resources like lesson plans, interactive activities, videos, and SMART Board activities.
With nearly 300,000 free teaching resources and lesson plans in all subject areas, Share My Lesson offers a one-stop shop for teachers to find, share and collaborate on what’s working in the classroom. Additionally, we have over 24,000 Common Core-aligned resources and over 7,000 resources on the Constitution from our partners and teachers. Created by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Global, Share My Lesson boasts a growing community of nearly 600,000 teachers nationwide.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the premier national resource for professional development and classroom support in the subject of American history. Gilder Lehrman’s website offers History by Era, an online history content portal providing in-depth analysis and resources on U.S. eras and themes from the 1490’s to modern day. Find resources such as primary sources with images, presentations by historians and master teachers, podcasts, and more to enhance your Constitution Day instruction. Registration is free for all K-12 students and educators. Teachers are also encouraged to enroll their schools as Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools. This special status provides additional resources and professional development opportunities at no cost.
The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding, facilitating research, and encouraging discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment.
Meet your Constitution Day teaching needs with fun, engaging, and easy-to-use games and lesson plans from iCivics.
- Run your own firm of lawyers that focus on the Bill of Rights in the special edition of iCivics’ most popular game, Do I Have a Right?
- Explore the Constitution article by article; discovering the duties and powers of the three branches, the amendment process, and the role of this document as the supreme law of the land.
- Take a closer look at the debates over power in the young American system of government with this mini-lesson. Students discover the compromise between the Federalists and Anti-federalists that led to the creation of the Constitution.
Citizenship Counts is a national, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by Gerda Weissmann Klein, a celebrated author, Holocaust survivor, 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and proud naturalized citizen. Her vision is to educate today’s youth on the rights and responsibilities of their citizenship while giving them an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate diversity in the classroom and beyond in the greater community. She created Citizenship Counts to give back in small measure on behalf of all of the privileges and blessings she has received since becoming a naturalized citizen.
The Citizenship Counts program is available online, free-of-charge and is correlated to the Common Core in Social Studies and English/Language Arts. Through our interactive, multi-disciplinary curriculum, middle and high school students across the country have an opportunity to plan and host a community-based naturalization ceremony at their school or local community venue and/or create a service learning project that helps them understand the importance of giving back to the community. While actively participating in the democratic process and procedure, students learn the value and responsibilities of citizenship while learning tolerance, understanding and appreciation of the benefits of living in a diverse, inclusive and democratic society. We educate students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens, as well as what the naturalization process entails and how immigration plays a role in creating a diverse, inclusive and democratic country. To learn more about our program, please visit www.citizenshipcounts.org. You can register for our FREE Curriculum here.
AIHE is a leading provider of technology-based classroom and professional development resources for History, Social Studies and Language Arts teachers. An award-winning organization, AIHE was founded in 2003 to provide teachers with classroom tools designed to increase the overall academic achievement of students.