Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Constitution Day

Founding Documents Podcasts

The site, LearnOutLoud.com provides the founding documents of the United States in podcast form. Thanks goes out to LeAnnette for finding this source.

Constitution Resources

Meet the delegates who gathered in Philadelphia in May 1787 to rewrite
the Articles of Confederation. Learn what issues they faced. Discover
the sources that inspired them. Read the essays printed in New York
City papers urging ratification of the delegates' proposal. Explore a
200-year timeline showing the impact of the Constitution on our history.
Search the Constitution, and see explanations of 300 topics.

Celebrate Constitution Day

Sign the U. S. Constitution yourself! Read the Constitution in its original form and in a transcript. View
Webcasts of Senator Byrd's remarks and discussions on federalism and
checks and balances.

The Constitution of the United States

View high resolution scans of the original, signed Constitution. Obtain
a transcript. Read an essay about the Constitutional Convention. Learn
dozens of fascinating facts about the Constitution. Learn about each of
the signers of the Constitution.

Observing Constitution Day

Find out about the delegates who signed the Constitution on September
17, 1787.

The Constitution Game

Explore, in this simulation, how the members of the Constitutional
Convention might have felt as they gathered in Philadelphia's
Independence Hall and began the task of writing the Constitution.

The Ratification of the Constitution

Uncover the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the
Constitution and the new government it established.

These resources and annotations were provided by:
Alex Stein, Team Leader
Teaching American History Team
Office of Innovation and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education

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