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September 14, 2010 > Celebrate 'Constitution Day' with free teacher resources

Celebrate 'Constitution Day' with free teacher resources

Submitted By Rachel Gillespie

On September 17, the Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate Constitution Day with new educational materials for teachers across the country.

The Bill of Rights Institute's newest resource, Life Without the Bill of Rights? is a click and explore activity that puts your students in control, asking them to consider how life would change without some of our most cherished freedoms. Life Without the Bill of Rights? invites students to understand the significance of their constitutionally-protected rights including freedom of religion, speech, and press; freedom from unreasonable search and seizure; and the rights of private property.

Other free resources include an Interactive Module that allows students to "travel through time" to converse with the Founders and report on the Constitutional Convention. Students will also match quotes to Founders who said them, and complete a constitutional crossword puzzle.

Available for download is a 12-page Celebrate the Constitution: Why Do We Have a Constitution? activity booklet. The free booklet features interactive games and content that informs readers about constitutional principles such as freedom of speech, federalism, how a bill becomes a law, and the history behind the Constitution and Constitutional Convention.

"We are truly grateful to our supporters and the teachers we have worked with for helping us reconnect young Americans to our Founding principles," said Dr. Jason Ross, Bill of Rights Institute Vice President of Education Programs.

All materials and more free resources can be found at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/ConDay.
Use #ConDay to follow the conversation about Constitution Day on Twitter.

The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.

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