Resources

Interactive Constitution

Hailed by USA Today as an “internet sensation,” the Interactive Constitution presents the full text of the U.S. Constitution and explanatory materials for students in grades 8-12, written by leading constitutional scholars across a range of legal and philosophical perspectives. This nonpartisan educational resource is featured in the College Board’s Advance Placement history and government courses and is available as an app for both iOS and Android users.  We also offer a free, classroom-ready lesson plan, designed to help educators use the Interactive Constitution with their students.  

The Interactive Constitution was developed in collaboration with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, and distributed in partnership with the College Board. Made possible through the support of a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.


Constitution Hall Pass Video Lessons

Scholar Editions: In these “mini” episodes of Constitution Hall Pass, three leading constitutional scholars explore the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

 

The Constitutional Convention: Our first ever episode!  Take a virtual tour of the National Constitution Center’s iconic Signers Hall and learn more about the historic summer of 1787

 

Greatest Hits: Our Fifth Anniversary Edition features clips from our most popular episodes - it's the ultimate Constitution Day Lesson!

 

COMING SOON!  Federalism: Premiering this September, our next full-length episode explores the relationship between the states and the national government; a system known as Federalism.

Looking for a fun instructional video about the Constitution to use in your classroom? Check out our extensive library of Constitution Hall Pass Video Lessons.


Constitution Day Classroom Celebration Kit

Download our free, custom Constitution Day kits and get everything you need to celebrate in your classroom! Our “Constitutional Convention” video lesson makes a fantastic introduction to the unit.  You can print a poster-sized United States Constitution for your students to sign (or not) and have them make their own Preamble T-Shirts.  Then, have your class join students across the country as they take the Preamble Challenge.  You can tie everything together with one of our great lesson plans, and finally, have students download the Interactive Constitution App, so they’ll have a pocket Constitution handy all year long!


Lesson Plans, Activities and Other Resources

Looking for some simple and fun ways to get your kids interested in the Constitution Day. Use our lesson plans, or one of our great Constitution Day craft activities to just have a little fun with the Constitution.


From Our Partners

Civics Renewal Network

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.

iCivics

Meet your Constitution Day teaching needs with fun, engaging, and easy-to-use games and lesson plans from iCivics.

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Pocket Constitution
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.
Constitution Day Kit
Constitution Day Kit
Everything you need for a Constitution Day lesson and activities. Comes with lesson plan, DVD, pocket constitutions and more!