US Constitution Materials and Links
The US Constitution is an invaluable document to teach and engage students in the fundamental concepts of democracy. We have created three great resources to assist you in engaging students with the Constitution.
- There are several "pocket guides to the Constitution" that are available. We created a "guide to the guides" to help you navigate through them and help you decide which ones to distribute to your students for Constitution Day or as part of an academic program or co-curricular activity.
- New Resource! U.S. History professor Andrew Arnold has written a new pocket guide to the U.S. Constitution that has more substance than the shorter guides or the guides that simply restate the Constitution. The cost is $11 and you can get a free copy to examine.
- In 2005, Congress passed a law that requires schools, colleges and universities to conduct programming related to the US Constitution. CD is celebrated around the anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution, September 17, 1787. Colleges and universities have a lot of choice in how they do this. TDI has assembled resources that you might find helpful as you prepare for Constitution Day. You can view our resource guide here.
- We've compiled a sample of what various colleges and universities have done to celebrate Constitution Day. Exploring these sites might provide new ideas on how your campus can engaged students around the Constitution. Activities range from film and book discussions to voter registration drives. You can view the links here.