The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the United States Constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

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"No Animals Allowed" Grades: K-5

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This is a lesson for early learners who may not yet be familiar with the Constitution. This lesson is offered year-round through the Judges in the Classroom program and is very popular with elementary school classrooms. Through a set of scenarios, the judge asks students to consider differences between rules vs. laws.
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"No Vehicles Allowed" Grades: 6-8

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This lesson helps students understand the purpose, function, and interpretation of law. Through case scenarios, students will be challenged to analyze the applications of a law.
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This lesson follows the events leading up to the arrest and trial of Susan B. Anthony. For classrooms studying the women's rights movement, including voting rights; or the 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, this lesson will help students understand the role of the courts.

Activity: teachers assign student "actors" to reenact statements made during the trial. The judge will point to themes, arguments, and challenges made in the courtroom.

19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Voter Rights & the U.S. Constitution

  • Grades: 5-12 | Download SlideShow

    The women's suffrage movement is the backdrop for this lesson on voting rights, and includes a comparison of the communications tactics used by the women's rights movement and the movements of the modern day.

  • 13 customizable slides, depending on Grade