Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Teaching the Constitution - Make this a priority!

Now, more than ever, we should be teaching our children about the Constitution and what better resource to use than Our Living Constitution Then and Now by Jerry Aten. 

This book explains paragraph by paragraph what the Constitution and its amendments are about using a two-column format. On one side is the actual wording of the Constitution; on the other side is an explanation in today's English (The founders had a very different vocabulary than we use today!). 

There are worksheets included that can be used for testing or review: short answers, fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice questions, puzzles, fill-in charts, matching, writing letters, and map study.

The answers are in the back. Our Living Constitution is an excellent tool to use for a 1/2 year government unit. Don't neglect this part of your child's education.

NOTE: If you have an iPad, you might also want to check out MultiEducator's Constitution app

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