Fun for US Constitution Week (Schoolhouse Rocks!)

Fun for US Constitution Week (Schoolhouse Rocks!)

You probably know that the U.S. Constitution was signed into law on September 17, 1787. You may even know the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. I am a U.S. history buff and have always loved learning as much as I can about my country’s past. In fact, I used to teach middle school children all about U.S. history and government. Fun times! Maybe you disagree?  Even if you do, this week is a great opportunity to teach your children a little bit of history and sharpen their civics knowledge. Why not use this week to challenge your children to memorize the Preamble?

I memorized the Preamble using a very difficult and scientific approach. Ok, that is a lie – I memorized it by watching Schoolhouse Rocks. To this day I still cannot recite the Preamble without wanting to sing it.  Checkout this video with your children and issue the challenge. It will be fun and easy. Memorization and recitation are a dying art. Trust me, your kiddos can do this!

 

 

Have you ever memorized the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?  Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

 

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  1. I did a double take when I saw this post. School House Rock is playing in our house right now. I have a post scheduled for Teaching Tuesday about how I’ve used it to help with home schooling. We LOVE SHR here.

    Great post!

  2. ha! I totally remember having to memorize that in school…I wonder if the kids still have to?
    I need to make my kids watch that…I bet they could memorize it..

  3. Tiffany Cruz says:

    I remember having to memorize the Preamble in HS. I got an A+. Thanks for reminding me about this 😉

  4. I can’t remember having to memorize this- how bad is that? I’m only 25!! Oops… lol

  5. These used to be as much fun to watch as the regular Saturday morning cartoons! Thanks for the bit of nostalgia.

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  6. I can remember watching School House Rock when I was little. I’m not sure if I ever memorized the whole preamble though… probably once but I forgot everything I learned from school. hehe ;p

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