The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States, so understanding this document is the key to understanding legal conflicts throughout history and today. Want to find out your rights as a U.S. citizen? Keep reading. The HomeworkSpot team has some great Web sites for you to browse through to teach you what’s legal, what’s unconstitutional, and how it affects our country.
The National Constitution Center
Read the constitution, see an interactive constitution and browse a constitutional timeline. Learn fast facts and stories about the founding fathers and founding documents. If that’s not enough, the For Kids section has a game you can play about the constitutional amendments, in addition to a constitutional quest and puzzles.
U.S. Constitution Online
This Web site has the full text of the Constitution, along with sections for kids by age group. Look through the explanations and FAQ to clarify anything you don’t understand. Images and information on the amendments are also available.
GPO: Constitution of the United States
Read historical notes on the formation of the Constitution and the document itself, in addition to information about the amendments and proposed amendments that were never ratified. Also, read the Supreme Court decisions and cases for some interesting conflicts that have shaped our culture.
Take an IQ challenge, complete crossword puzzles, go on treasure hunts and do word finds to test your Constitution knowledge.
White House Kids: Constitution
Read facts about the Constitution, then take a quiz to see what you learned. Also, print out the word scramble and try it at home.
Congress for Kids
Click on each title to read about the founding fathers and the writing of the Constitution, the ratification, the three branches of the government and the checks and balances. Also, print out the quizzes for some educational fun at home.