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Constitution Day
Source: Center for Civic Education

Lesson plans to be used in grades K-12 to satisfy the new federal law that requires educational institutions receiving federal funding to present a program pertaining to the U. S. Constitution on September 17th. Offered by the Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators.
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Constitution Day
Source: National Constitution Center

A collection of educational materials for use on Constitution Day, September 17th, at which time schools and federal agencies are required to hold educational programs on the U.S. Constitution. Materials include lesson plans for school use, handouts for federal employees (which could be used for the general public), and resources for individuals and parents.
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Declaration of Independence: July 4, 1776
Source: The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Complete transcript of the Declaration of Independence
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Get To Know The Most Important Legal Document Ever Created
Source: Oak Hill Publishing Co.

Information about the U.S. Constitution including insights into the men who wrote it, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted it. Also includes quotes, puzzles and quizzes.
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Judges in the Classroom: Elementary Lesson Plans
Source: Washington Courts

Elementary school lesson plans on the following topics: Bill of Rights/Constitutional Rights; Introduction to Law; Mock Trials/Hearings; Problem Solving; Rules/Laws; Supreme Justice Video Lessons; Trial Procedures.
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