On September 17, 2012, the Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate Constitution Day with engaging educational games, videos, and activities for people of all ages, and classroom lesson plans for teachers across the country. The Bill of Rights Institute’s newest resource, a set of constitutional principle videos, explore the constitutional principles of separation of powers, limited government, representative government, and the rule of law. Exciting visuals from current events, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, familiar music, and memorable quotes make these short videos perfect for use on Constitution Day! Viewing guides are also available.
Another engaging resource for Constitution Day, the Constitution Duel, is a 15-question quiz that challenges you to defend your constitutional honor. Individuals will be asked 15 multiple-choice questions from four categories; the Constitution, primary source documents, landmark Supreme Court cases, and historic people. Take the quiz as an individual, or as a team - even challenge another classroom, family, or workplace to a Constitution knowledge duel!
Additional activities include Life Without the Bill of Rights? which explores how life would change without our constitutionally-protected rights and Madison’s Notes are Missing, which allows you to “travel through time” to converse with the Founders and report on the Constitutional Convention.
All materials and more resources can be found at http://BillofRightsInstitute.org/constitution-day-resources/.
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. For more information visit www.BillofRightsInstitute.org .