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.
Constitution Hall Pass: The 13th Amendment
Available online beginning September 10, 2015
Chat live with National Constitution Center Staff September 10 – September 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m EDT
Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history without leaving the classroom! View our newest Constitution Hall Pass video lesson on the 13th Amendment, plus chat live with our experts and get answers to all of your Constitution Day Questions—Weekdays, September 10 – 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT.
Can you pass the test to become a United States citizen?
Discover your inner founding father in this fun interactive game.
Admission to the museum is FREE on Constitution Day courtesy of the PNC Foundation.
Shop for Materials
- Pocket Constitution
- The Pocket United States Constitutions are 9-by-22 inches and fold into an approximately 3-by-3 inch square. Receive one FREE Classroom-Ready Resource when purchasing 150 or more Pocket Constitutions.
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- Constitution Day Kit
- Everything you need for a Constitution Day lesson and activities. Comes with lesson plan, DVD, pocket constitutions and more!
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- Interactive Constitution
Coming Soon: our NEW Interactive Constitution, made possible by the generosity of the John Templeton Foundation! It will be the best interactive, non-partisan Constitution on the Web.
- Lesson Plans
In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution; this year we are asking all schools around the country to join in a National reading of the Preamble called The Preamble Challenge!
Looking for a fun instructional video about the Constitution to use in your classroom? Check out our Constitution Hall Pass videos to learn more about The Presidency, The Legislative Branch, Freedom of Expression and the Judicial Branch.
- Activities and Resources
Looking for some simple and fun ways to get your kids interested in the Preamble. Try one of our Constitution Day craft activities to learn the words, make a prop or just have a little fun with the Constitution.
- Preamble Kit
To Sign or Not to Sign! Download your very own classroom poster of the United States Constitution to hang in your classroom. Use our lesson plan and have a classroom Signing (or not) party.