My favorite part of homeschooling is being able to focus on important topics and subjects that may not be covered in school, or may only be covered for a very short period. I like being able to really drill in these topics and learning the Constitution is one of those topics that is very important for our family to learn.
I wasn’t a history buff when I was in school, I barely skated by with passing grades. My husband however, is a huge history buff. He passed this trait down to my oldest who graduated from our homeschool last year. He loves history, especially American history and Government. He loved it so much that he took two different Government classes in our homeschool AND he took a semester of Constitutional Literacy. As a graduation present we sent my husband and son to Washington D.C. where they were able to see the real Constitution right in front of them. I know it was a precious moment for them!
The Constitution has lots of parts to it, if you are wanting your kids to learn it, you may need some resources to help with memorization.
Check out these great free printables and resources to help your children learn the Constitution:
Constitution Copywork and Printable Activities from Homeschool Creations
Preamble to the Constitution Copywork from Cynce’s Place
Copybook of the Preamble to the United States Constitution from Proverbs 22:6 Academy
Patriotic Copywork Pack includes the Preamble from Only Passionate Curiosity
Preamble Learning Activity Packet from Tied to Teaching
Preamble Scramble Informational Text Activity from The Best of Teacher Entreprenuers
Preamble to the Constitution File Folder Game from The Wise Nest
Constitution Practice Pages for Elementary
Constitution Reading Comprehension Worksheet
Preamble Constitution Vocabulary Worksheet
Learning About the First Amendment Worksheet
First and Fourth Amendments Worksheet
Constitution Lapbook Printables and Unit Study
Annette from In All You Do has some amazing free printables to help with learning the Constitution:
Constitution Day Writing Activities – 33 pages of copywork and 34 pages of writing prompts
Constitution Day Coloring Activities – placemats, coloring pages, words to color, crossword puzzles, drawing activities and more
Constitution Day Mini Puzzle Unit – 25 pages of puzzles and games to learn the Constitution
Constitution Facts is a great website chock full of interesting facts on the Constitution and our Founding Fathers.
There is a US Constitution Fun Zone that has games and activities for kids with crossword puzzles and treasure hunts. They have activities broken down by grade levels: Grade K-4. 5-12, and even a section for adults!
Here are some books that will go great with a study on the Constitution:
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our ConstitutionWe the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United StatesWhat Is the Constitution? (What Was?)We the People: The Story of Our ConstitutionKnow Your Rights!: A Modern Kid’s Guide to the American ConstitutionOur Constitution Rocks. If You Were There When They Signed the ConstitutionConstitutional Law for Kids: Discovering the Rights and Privileges Granted by the U.S. ConstitutionShh! We’re Writing the Constitution
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!