The Center for Civic Education and Professor Diana Owen of Georgetown University released the results of a Constitution Day survey that found that only 14 percent of Americans think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. However, there is widespread agreement on many of the basic ideas they contain.
Teach Constitution Day this year with lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schools. Check out the ever-popular Constitution Day Rap for elementary classrooms. This innovative lesson explores the lives of the Framers through a series of one-minute podcasts.
Celebrate Constitution Day with the Center for Civic Education and the Civics Renewal Network! Sign up to take the Preamble Challenge, a nationwide celebration on September 16, and access the Civics Renewal Network’s free online Teacher Toolkit. The Center is a proud partner of the Civics Renewal Network, an alliance of 29 nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to increasing the quality of civic education.
The 2016-17 state-level hearing questions are now available! The questions will be used in statewide high school We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competitions held across the nation. Winners of the state competitions qualify to compete at the We the People National Finals.