Celebrate Constitution Day, September 16, with some new educational games, videos, and activities for people of all ages, and classroom lessons for teachers across the country. See if you are ready for a fact-based battle of the wits about the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the United States of America.
The Bill of Rights Institute’s newest resource, the Constitution Duel, is a 15-question quiz that challenges you to defend your constitutional honor. Individuals will be asked 15 multiple-choice questions from four categories; the Constitution, primary source documents, landmark Supreme Court cases, and historic people.
Take the quiz as an individual, or as a team – even challenge another classroom, family, or workplace to a Constitution knowledge duel. Post your score and comments with us. We’ll report the winners as they come in.
Also new for this Constitution Day, the Institute created a short video on the constitutional principle of representative government to help explore the key differences between republics and democracies. It is only 7-minutes, but that is long enough to review and learn about our bedrock rights and responsibilities.
Additional activities include Life Without the Bill of Rights? which explores how life would change without our constitutionally-protected rights and Madison’s Notes are Missing, which allows you to “travel through time” to converse with the Founders and report on the Constitutional Convention.
The Bill of Rights Institute is partnering with the National Constitution Center to provide resources for Constitution Day. Tune in to Constitution Hall Pass, a free webcast which allows teachers and students to learn more about this historic day while chatting live with the National Constitution Center’s education staff. This year’s episode,Constitution Hall Pass: Freedom of Expression, brings the story of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights to life. The episode will be available on the Center’s website on September 16, with a live chat from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
All materials and more resources can be found at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/
- The Bill of Rights Institute Celebrates Constitution Day, September 17, 2010 with Free Resources for Teachers (prweb.com)
- Events, Holidays & Rememberances – September (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)
- Interactive U.S. Constitution Games & Lessons (freetech4teachers.com)