Constitution Day

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observation that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It us usually observed on September 17, the day of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. (Wikipedia, 2014).


Below are resources to help you plan for instruction in your classroom. 

Classroom Resources


Teaching Constitution Day
Lessons, quizzes and other resources from the National History Education Clearinghouse.


Observing Constitution Day

Constitution game lessons from the National Archives and Records Administration

National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center was established by Congress to "disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understaidng of the Constitution among the American people."


Bill of Rights

Constitution Courier newsletter helps teachers connect America's Founding principles to students' lives.


Washington in the Classroom: Rediscovering George Washington

Lesson plans for grades 9-12


Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

This website is presented by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). The learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers use primary source materials of GPO access.