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National Archive where Charters of Freedom, U.S. Constitution displayed

Teaching the U. S. Constitution with EDSITEment’s Top Resources

Over the years, EDSITEment has developed many lesson plans and curriculum units on the origins, meaning, and interpretation of the United States Constitution. Our Constitution Day minisite contains a complete listing of all relevant lessons organized by grade level and topic.

Here are some of the most popular resources on this list that you can use for Constitution Day, September 17, and during the fall semester for history, civics, and social studies classes.


Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution

The Constitutional Convention of 1787

The Preamble to the Constitution

The Federalist and Anti-federalist Debates on Diversity and the Extended Republic

The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power between State and Federal Governments

John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and Judicial Review

Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States


The dimly lit hall at the National Archive where the Charters of Freedom, the U.S. Constitution, and Declaration of Independence, are displayed. Washington, D.C. Photograph in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.