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Genesee Intermediate School District staff members did an extensive search for resources to be utilized for Constitution Day. The first 100 results were scoured to find the resources below. Although other sites may exist, the sites below are the most popular and logical for the setting. Most links will take you to a home page, where you will find a specific Constitution Day link.

Elementary, Middle, and High School Resources


Classroom Resource

Annenberg Classroom Classroom-ready digital resources
Ben's Guide to Government Online information for children, parents, and teachers
Constitutional Rights Foundation Free online lessons and Internet links
CQ Press in Context Free full-text documents for background information
Dirksen Congressional Center Online textbooks, lesson plans, and assessment rubrics
Education World Activities that teach citizenship themes
Federal Department of Education Essays, documents, and additional resources
First Amendment Schools Publications, links, and lesson plans
Future of the First Amendment Free DVD about the First Amendment
Illinois First Amendment Center Free resources including short video clips
Jones International University Speeches and letters from people critical to the Constitution
Justice Learning Articles, audio clips, and free DVDs for teaching high school students
K-12 Custom Curriculum Interactive ebook with questions 
Landmark Supreme Court Cases Background summaries, short activities, and in-depth lessons 
Library of Congress, Federalist Papers Original text of the Federalist Papers
National Archives: Teaching with Documents Online activities and lessons
National Constitution Center Official Constitution Day website with games and lesson plans
Teach the First Amendment Teaching guides, plans, and tools for starting student newspapers 
The Bill of Rights Institute's Constitution Day Educational programming tools to help organize the day's events 
U.S. Courts Constitution Day Resources Handouts, fast facts, interactive games, activities, and simulations 

Searchable/Downloadable Lesson Plans


Lesson Plan Topics

Center for Civic Education Constitution Day
EDSITEment The Constitution, the Preamble, and James Madison
Education for Freedom First Amendment
Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plans U.S. Government
Gateway to 21st Century Skills Search for several different educational topics
Junior Achievement Five lesson plans on the U.S. Constitution
Thinkfinity Constitution Day and the American Constitution

For More Information
For more information, please contact Roy Sovis at (810) 591-4520.