Saturday, September 17, 2005

Constitution Day

Listening to NPR one would think the idea of Constitution Day had dropped out of no-where onto the heads of unsuspecting teachers. I know that school librarians have been sharing ideas and resources for several weeks.

Here are some truly wonderful books about the origins of our Constitution.

We the kids : the preamble to the Constitution of the United States
by Catrow, David. - Puffin Books, c2002.

A more perfect union : the story of our Constitution
by Maestro, Betsy. - Mulberry, c1987.

Shh! we're writing the Constitution
by Fritz, Jean. - Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, c1987.

...If you were there when they signed the Constitution
by Levy, Elizabeth. - - Scholastic, c1987.

In defense of liberty : the story of America's Bill of Rights
by Freedman, Russell. - Holiday House, c2003.

A kid's guide to America's bill of rights : curfews, censorship, and the 100-pound giant
by Krull, Kathleen. - Avon, c1999.


Kelly said...

Nice list, Camille!
Constitution day has been dropped on colleges and universities too. Our college had to create a lecture series at the last moment to celebrate Constitution Day.

Camille said...

On another blog I found a reference to all the fun the colleges were having with the day. I love the idea of a "samba parade of faculty dressed as articles and amendments."

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, that is too funny!