Elementary

American Bar Association Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources - There are some lessons available as well as information on voting procedures by state.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers - Recount how the Constitution was created and ratified. Learn about the Bill of Rights. Read biographies of the Founding Fathers.

Center for Civic Education - The Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, offers lessons suggested for use at each of the grade levels, Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Scholastic Lesson Plans - Preamble to the Constitution---What is Good Government Anyway? is a lesson plan written for Grades 3 to 5.The emphasis is on learning how some aspects of good government are included right in the Preamble.The culmination of the lesson is a mural.

The Constitution Explained for K-3 Students - The Constitution Explained is a synopsis of the Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment in everyday language. This website is a good study guide for reading about the Constitution in language that people can understand.

The Constitution Explained for 4-7th Grade Students - The Constitution Explained is a synopsis of the Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment in everyday language. This website is a good study guide for reading about the Constitution in language that people can understand.  


Middle School

American Bar Association Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources - There are some lessons available as well as information on voting procedures by state. You have to try the interactive "Uncle Sam's Attic" which asks students to assemble a scrapbook of key voting amendments.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers - Recount how the Constitution was created and ratified. Learn about the Bill of Rights and read biographies of the Founding Fathers.

Center for Civic Education - The Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, offers a variety of K-12 lessons.

ConstitutionDay.com website - Along with information on the Preamble and Ratification, this site provides an extensive list of Constitution facts, some items for sale, press releases, flyers and more.

Constitution Facts - ConstitutionFacts.com provides a series of free educational resources and Internet links to help educators celebrate Constitution Day each year.

Full Text of the Articles of Confederation - Every textbook that discusses the Constitution identifies it as the replacement for the faulty Articles of Confederation. Here is a resource that gives the entire text of the Articles of Confederation, something not found in textbooks.

Interactive Constitution Timeline - This interactive timeline of events marks more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These events tell the evolving story of our Constitution & the role it continues to play in our lives. See headlines, hear debates, explore graphs and maps.

iCivics.Org - Online games, lessons, and materials on civics subjects, including the Constitution

Library of Congress- They have compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America's most important documents.

National Constitution Center - This website is supported by the National Constitution Center, American Bar Association, Bill of Rights Institute, C-SPAN, Center for Educational Technologies, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, The Constitution Project, The Council for Excellence in Government, courtTV, Justice Learning, The National Archives, and Scholastic. This kind of collaboration creates a sampler of the best work of the leading organizations for education about our government.

EDSITEment!-National Endowment for the Humanities Constitution Day lessons

State Bar of Michigan- These are lessons developed and/or compiled the State Bar of Michigan and are primarily focused on grades 6-7-8.


High School

American Bar Association Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources - There are some lessons available as well as information on voting procedures by state. You have to try the interactive "Uncle Sam's Attic" which asks students to assemble a scrapbook of key voting amendments.

Annenberg Classroom-These comprehensive resources include a Constitution Guide, Videos, Timelines, Issues, Games & Interactives, PDF lessons and iBooks

Bill of Rights Institute  - Creative lesson plans grouped into four categories including "American Lives, Primary Source Activities, Bill of Rights in the News and Landmark Supreme Court cases and the Constitution" are available on this site.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers - Recount how the Constitution was created and ratified. Learn about the Bill of Rights and read biographies of the Founding Fathers.

Center for Civic Education - The Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, offers a variety of K-12 lessons.

ConstitutionDay.com website - Along with information on the Preamble and Ratification, this site provides an extensive list of Constitution facts, some items for sale, press releases, flyers and more.

Constitution Facts - ConstitutionFacts.com provides a series of free educational resources and Internet links to help educators celebrate Constitution Day each year.

Full Text of the Articles of Confederation - Every textbook that discusses the Constitution identifies it as the replacement for the faulty Articles of Confederation. Here is a resource that gives the entire text of the Articles of Confederation, something not found in textbooks.

Library of Congress- They have compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America's most important documents

National Archives Teaching With Documents - Lessons about the new nation using primary sources, including the U.S. Constitution.

National Constitution Center - This website is supported by the National Constitution Center, American Bar Association, Bill of Rights Institute, C-SPAN, Center for Educational Technologies, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, The Constitution Project, The Council for Excellence in Government, courtTV, Justice Learning, The National Archives, and Scholastic. This kind of collaboration creates a sampler of the best work of the leading organizations for education about our government.

Our Documents.Gov - To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union.

The Constitution & The 3 Branches of Gov: Lesson Plans - These three lessons were created by Amy Bloom, History/Social Studies Consultant at Oakland Schools. 
     Word DocumentExecutive Branch Lesson 
     Word DocumentJudicial Branch Lesson 
     Word DocumentLegislative Branch Lesson

U.S. Constitution Online Exhibit: National Archives and Records Administration - Essays, online exhibit, images of the original document, and a printer-friendly transcript.

Consource.org- While not specific to Constitution Day exclusively, this online resource for Constitutional research and education. Continually expanding in scope, it provides free public access to what is fast becoming the world’s most comprehensive online library of source documents related to the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day (PBS NewsHour) The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test- This is a unique opportunity to discuss the document itself in the context of voting and elections