The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. And, if you hold to a Providential view of history, you’ll embrace God’s Hand in America’s design and purpose of liberty for all people.
America has faced many challenges in her past, she has overcome many challenges, and unfortunately she currently faces others. There’s a battle for her soul. Even so, America is still the freest nation on the earth. This is cause for celebration of our Constitution and here are some ideas for celebrating it in your homeschool.
The following are ideas to consider for celebrating Constitution Day, but choose what works for your family. You know your family best and what you think they’re ready to learn and discuss.
Ideas for Celebrating Constitution Day
Constitution Related Resources
- Sign yourself and/or your high school student(s) up for a Biblical-Principle Approach Federalist and Anti-Federalist course through Biblical Classical Community.
- The Bible and the Constitution Study (buy it from our store)
- The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America (buy Volume 1 and Volume 2 from our store)
- Craft a Founding Father hat (find a DIY Make a Colonial Hat online tutorial).
- Dress up in historical costumes!
- Search and print out coloring pages of the signing of the Constitution.
- Sign homemade Classroom or Homeschool Constitutions for your school year.
- Print out pictures of the signers of the Constitution and hide them for your children to find.
- Host a mock Constitutional Convention.
Learn About the Constitution
- Discuss the failed amendments.
- Discuss the role of Delegates.
- Identify the Biblical principles in the Constitution.
- Memorize the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.
- Read the articles of the Constitution and discuss them (in their proper context).
- Read the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.
- Talk about the truth behind the three-fifth’s clause was an anti-slavery position.
- Teach your children about limited government.
Share Celebrating Constitution Day with Others
- Buy pocket Constitutions to gift others.
- Gift your child a free pocket Constitution from Hillsdale College.
- Put together a Constitution Day neighborhood parade with friends or with your homeschool co-op.
Watch Educational Shows on the Constitution
- Liberty Kids’ episode 140: We the People (I recommend DVD. But, if you watch in on YouTube be cautious of ads.)
- School House Rock’s Constitution song (If you watch it on YouTube, be aware of ads.)
- WallBuilders has a presentation by David Barton on “Is God in the Constitution?” on YouTube (At the time this article is written, this is ad-free on YouTube.)
Pray on Constitution Day
- Pray for America.
- Pray for the Lord to bring individuals into your life for you to teach about the Constitution to.
- Pray about how to get involved in your local civics and then do it.