Constitution Day is September 17th! Did you know that all public-school teachers are required to teach a Constitution lesson on Constitution Day? It doesn’t have to be boring! Often times teachers find it difficult to teach an isolated lesson on the Constitution with their already full plate of lessons. I know how busy you are! That’s why I composed a list of my favorite Constitution Day activities for grades 4-7.
Are you looking for creative ways to teach the U.S. Constitution that keep your students engaged? Are you looking for activities to make Constitution Day fun? I like to have my students immersed in the learning process. No more boring worksheets or daunting graphic organizers. Whether it’s an escape room, a collaborative poster or a scavenger hunt, these unique Constitution Day activities are sure to skyrocket student engagement. Here are my top 5 favorite Constitution Day activities.
Constitution Digital Escape Room:
The U.S. Constitution Digital Escape Room will take students on a secret mission through two 360° VIEW rooms! Students will decode interesting facts about the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the reason for Constitution Day, the 3 branches, articles, number of amendments etc. This Digital Escape Room includes 4 sets of activities: Reading comprehension, formative quizzes using Google Forms, cryptogram, maze, cipher and jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle code will reveal interesting facts about the U.S. Constitution. Can your students escape in time?
***STUDENT GOOGLE® ACCOUNTS REQUIRED FOR USE***
Bill of Rights Color by Number:
This is the perfect Bill of Rights Activity and extension to your U.S Constitution lessons. You can use this Bill of Rights activity as an anticipation guide to assess prior knowledge. You can use this activity as a unit review when you finish teaching the U.S. Constitution. You can use this activity as a stand-alone Constitution Day lesson. This is a fun, colorful activity that allows students to show mastery while learning, relaxing and coloring in their answers.
Preamble Collaborative Poster:
The Preamble Scramble Collaborative Block Poster can be used as a fun team building activity to introduce or review the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Students work together to piece their Preamble “block” with their classmates. The result is a beautiful, fun, one of a kind pop-art to hang in the hallway for Constitution Day.
You can use the Preamble Scramble Block Poster as a bulletin board display, hang on the classroom wall, classroom door, hallway, school entrance, library, gym or any place you see fit. This poster will pop and students and teachers will stop to admire your work!
Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt:
The Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt can be used as a Constitution Day introduction or review activity. You can use the Bill of Rights activity as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. Students will learn about each of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights and a little history about the writing of the amendments. The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit each of the ten Bill of Rights Fact Cards! That means they have to read the small passage or skim for details multiple times! Students will use non-fiction social studies content to practice reading skills, improve fluency, reading comprehension and use context clues.
Constitutional Convention Printable Escape Room:
The Constitutional Convention Escape Room is a NO PREP printable escape room for your classroom! Students complete puzzles to decode interesting facts about the Founding Fathers and the Constitutional Convention. This escape room provides a good overview of the original purpose of the convention, the compromises and ratification. The Constitutional Convention Escape Room involves students walking around the classroom breaking codes.