My name is Jane Thomas and I am a retired social studies teacher. Soon after I retired I was volunteering for anything that had to do with history and soon found myself back in school – this time dressed up in colonial costume and giving programs.
One of my first programs many years ago was as “Patriotic Polly”, who was a cute young girl going to the governor’s inauguration and telling the story of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. I’m telling the same story, but now I’ve become a much older tavern wench in Philadelphia. Promoting Constitution Week has become one of my favorite volunteer activities.
On this website, you will find many of the materials that I have put together to use during Constitution Week. As a teacher it was a bonus when you discovered instant information that could be used to enhance the basic curriculum, for bulletin boards, or to just provide a fun way to pique the interest of the students. These are the "extras" that might be found in supplemental workbooks - plenty of trivia, puzzles, and some activities that do not require pencil and paper. I use all of the quizzes as guessing games and call out the questions, letting students vote on which answer they think is correct. It’s an easy classroom activity for you and an easy Constitution Week Program for me to use when I visit classrooms.
I hope this website will be useful when you teach your students about Constitution Week.
The Pledge of AllegianceI pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of
America, and to the Republic
for which it stands: one Nation
under God, indivisible, With
Liberty and Justice for all.
The Preamble to the Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Fly Your Flag!
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it for yourelf.