What Does the Constitution Mean to Me? Mini-Book

By: Kathleen M. Hollenbeck

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The Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It was ratified by all 13 states by May of 1790. In 1791, Congress added the Bill of Rights, an amendment describing the rights that all U.S. citizens possess as human beings, such as freedom of speech and religion.

Grades 2 - 3

What Right Means the Most? Review the items outlined in the Bill of Rights. On crinkled parchment paper, have students use black marker to write about an American right they enjoy. 

Write a Classroom Constitution. Take the classroom rules your students already follow and have students write them up formally in a classroom constitution. Add new rules if necessary. Be sure students vote to ratify the document!

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