Social Studies Resources
Standards by Grade Level
Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science
6th – 8th
9th – 10th
11th – 12th
Constitution Day Resources
Check to see if your school library has the following titles:
We the Kids:the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, by David Catrow
An illustrated preamble to the Constitution. (342.73 Cat) Gr. K-3
Shhh! We’re Writing the Constitution, by Jean Fritz
Describes how the Constitution came to be written and ratified. (342.73 Fri) Gr. 3-6
If you want to browse the shelves in the library to locate information about theU. S. Constitution, look for these numbers in the nonfiction and video collections.
- 323.4 - Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Press
- 323.4 - Free Speech
- 342.73 - United States - Constitution
- 973.3 - United States - Constitutional History
Southern Oregon ESD
The ESD has videos that can be checked out, digital streaming that can be downloaded from Power Media Plus and teacher resources from the K-12 Teaching and Learning Center. Ask your school librarian or call SOESD at 776-8560 for password information.
Web Site Links
Presents a series of free online lessons, resources from the CRF catalog, and Internet links to help educators design their own Constitution Day program.
Contains an interactive exploration of the individual parts of the constitution, a timeline, fast facts, lesson plans, activities for kids and more.
Presents activities, games, lesson plans, and information about the 39 signers of the Constitution as well as high resolution images of the Constitution.
Contains constitutional facts, images, and related games and quizzes.
Lesson plans for each grade level deal with the U.S. Constitution
Use the activities to get your students thinking about how the Constitution affects all American citizens.
Lesson plans and links that include vocabulary lessons, timelines, an image gallery, an interview activity, a creating an amendment activity and a scavenger hunt.
Explains the legislation about the observance of Constitution Day and contains numerous links to teaching resources.
Provides information for students about the Federal Government
Includes images of newspaper articles from 1787, notes Washington and Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution, Washington's diaries, Hamilton's speech notes for proposing a plan of government, a Philadelphia map from 1752, and other artifacts.
Do you need additional information? Use these keywords to search our library catalogs, the elementary library databases, the SOESD media catalog and the Internet:
- Bill of Rights
- Preamble to the Constitution
- Number of specific amendment, such as 19th Amendment
- Continental Congress
- Great Compromise
- Name of a signer of the Constitution, such as Benjamin Franklin