September 8 – September 30, 2014 – Celebrate the FREEDOM to educate your children without walls! Some of the most acclaimed and exciting speakers in the homeschool community will be presenting topics to help YOU succeed in homeschooling . We’re featuring 30 speakers (see bottom of this page) and more than 70 cutting-edge seminars, workshops, and training sessions jam packed with strategies that will be indispensable for homeschoolers. And it’s all FREE and ONLINE! http://hecoa.com/not-back-to-school
The Constitution Quest game first caught my eye when it was on display at a homeschool conference. The handsome box and game board grabbed my attention as well as that of many other shoppers. I was very pleased to discover that the game’s playability matched its looks.While the game is designed for teens and adults, anyone who has read the U.S. Constitution (paying attention to detail) should be able to play….The game includes a full-size game board, five card decks, playing pieces and dice, score pad, directions, and answer key…. Directions are short and simple.While most questions are based on the content of the U.S. Constitution, a few questions take a step back into the history surrounding it, asking questions about when the Constitution was ratified or about its precursor, the Articles of Confederation….A separate instruction sheet includes suggestions for players as young as ages 7 to 10….Players will certainly become much more familiar with the U.S. Constitution by playing this game. While that makes it a fabulous tool to use in conjunction with a Government course, it is still enjoyable for play outside of a course. I played with adults one evening just for fun. All agreed that it was a great game. Some might be reluctant to play since it’s been years since they’ve read the Constitution. However, the chance elements built into the game dilute the natural advantage some players might have with prior knowledge. In fact, our first game was won by the person who probably was rustiest on her Constitutional knowledge! http://cathyduffyreviews.com/Government/constitution-quest-game.htm
C-Span in the Classroom Use the themes, questions and video clips to teach and learn with portions of C-SPAN’s American Writers program featuring Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence and James Madison and the U.S. Constitution.
Ed Helper Constitution Day and Constitution Week activities, puzzles, review questions, and a play.
Homeschool Patriot Patriotic resources, educational materials, historical documents, and information on how you and your family can help preserve the heritage of our Founding Fathers.
The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation’s history by presenting the activities, lesson plans, and information for celebrating Constitution Day.
Roots of Freedom educates and inspires youth, families, and all citizens to understand, respect, and preserve for future generations the values, freedoms, and ideals established by the Founding Fathers and fundamental documents of the United States of America.
Scholastic Constitution quiz and other activities from Scholastic
Mary Beth (SC) aka “Nana Patriot” has a website called Kids are Patriots Too for Patriots teaching Patriots. Under Resource Links, she has links to Founding Documents and Government Website for Kids (plus a lot more). The Founding Documents then takes you to teaching resources for the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments etc.
The mission of Constituting America is utilize new and innovative means to reach, educate and inform America’s citizens and youth about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights. Janine Turner
Founders AcademyOnline Government, Economics and American History curriculum for homeschoolers.
Re-Ratify Project Enjoy learning the Constitution through the use of inspiring object lessons, competitive games, and engaging activities! Designed for all ages, the re-Ratify Project invites each person to study the Constitution of the United States of America line by line in an active and fun way.
History of National Holidays and perhaps activities for families, schools or groups to do: