Constitutional EducationUnderstanding and educating others on our nation's founding documents is one of the primary components of the mission of The 912 Project. Here you'll find links to each of those important documents, as well as suggested constitutional seminars from the National Center for Constitutional Studies and other organizations. We'll also try to recommend resources and ideas for various outreach programs in which you can engage your communities and schools in constitutional education.
- US Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- Declaration of Independence
- Articles of Confederation
- The Federalist Papers
About the Founding Fathers
Constitution Day (Sept. 17th every year)
Creative Ideas for Constitution Day Observances:
- National Constitution Center Celebrates Constitution Day
- US Constitution Day Activities and Lesson Plans
- Dept. of Defense Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Website
- Teaching With Documents: Observing Constitution Day
A lesson plan from the National Archives
- Take the Constitution Quiz/IQ
An online quiz on your knowledge of the Constitution and other resources from Constitution Facts (options for grade levels K-12)
- Congress for Kids: The Constitution
An online lesson plan on the history of the Constitution. Grade levels 3-12.
- A to Z Teacher Stuff: Constitution Day
A variety of suggestions and resources for observing Constitution Day, from teachers.
- Schedule a “Making of America” Seminar
Viewing & Book Reading Groups
A few movie/video recommendations that are great supplements to constitutional outreach are below. A more comprehensive list of movies, as well as suggested books, is available in the 912 Project Reading Room (which is powered by Amazon for easy searching and purchasing). Since some are an entire series, they make perfect candidates for a weekly viewing meetup or book reading club.
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