Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Constitution Day!

Today is the 224th anniversary of our nation's most famous document... The Constitution!  Constitution Day is celebrated every year on September 17th (or the school-day closest to it!). 

In the computer lab today, I would like you to explore the websites below and learn all you can about the Constitution, our founding Fathers, and more!  After exploring some of the websites, leave a comment and tell me one thing you learned today about the Constitution. 

Click Here if you want to test your knowledge of the US Constitution.  It's an online quiz about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.  Good Luck!

Click Here if you'd rather just read some interesting facts about the Constitution.  These might be fun to remember and then quiz your parents at the dinner table tonight.  What's the most fascinating fact you can find?

Click Here to test your knowledge about the Constitution.  There are 4 clues and all you have to do is drag them to the correct box. 

Click Here if you like concentration (memory), flashcards, or matching games.  This website will give you all 3 options to learn about the Bill of Rights. 

Click Here if you want to watch a video about the Constitution provided by the National Constitution Center.  This is the video we will watch in class.  (Please do not try to watch this in the computer lab today- I'm afraid they won't work if we all try at once.)


Anonymous said...

Happy Constitution Day everybody!!!
As a former 8th grade social studies teacher, I have to tell you... Constitution Day is my favorite. I hope you all take some time to really learn about the Constitution. The United States Constitution is like the owner's manual for our country... kind of like an owner's manual you get for a TV or a computer. Instead of telling you how the TV or the computer works, the Constitution tells you how the country works. It protects us, too.

You have an important responsibility to protect the Constitution. We the people are in charge of keeping it alive. Never in the history of the world has a constitution lived as long as ours. Although it was written 224 years ago, it still works. The guys that wrote it must have been pretty smart.

Please tell someone on Saturday, "Happy Constitution Day!"

-Mr. Pechaitis

Elizabeth :D said...

Happy Constitution day!!

taylor said...

Wow the constittution is reeeeaaaallllllllllyyyyy old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-taylor jordan

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