We the People.... Constitution Day!
So, Constitution Day is upon us again. We always freak out a little in the primary grades because the Constitution is a lil difficult for little guys to understand, but this year I am pretty excited about it! We had a great inservice this summer that did a Constitution Day activity and I am stealing the ideas right out of the session. We will be reading We The Kids illustrated by Catrow . http://www.amazon.com/We-Kids-Preamble-Constitution-United/dp/0142402761/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379044959&sr=8-1&keywords=we+the+kids It is literally the preamble to the constitution illustrated for kids. It is cute and provides some really fantastic images for kids to more easily understand pretty difficult concepts. I have two copies of the book - which is helpful when we get into the activity part of lesson. Then we will watch the BEST Schoolhouse Rock video ever - The Constitution! Seriously, my team walks around singing this for WEEKS after Constitution Day. We play it several times so the kids have a better idea of order of the words in the Preamble. I will give students this link - http://const4kids.forums.commonground13.us/?p=19 . It is a great kids site to explain each phrase of the preamble. I will then pass out strips of paper with a phrase from the preamble on each. If you don't want to type it up,...