Fourth grade students learn about Constitution Day in Mrs. Holden's classroom
Students in Mrs. Laurie Holden's fourth grade class learned about the Constitution in a fun and entertaining way September 17th in honor of Constitution Day. According to the Library of Congress, "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed to commemorate the signing of the Constitution September 17, 1787, and 'recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.'" Schools that receive federal funding are required to teach about the United States Constitution on Constitution Day.
Mrs. Holden took this opportunity to spend the day with her class learning about the Constitution, to include the three main parts of the living document. "We went 'old school' to learn the preamble with Schoolhouse Rock," said Mrs. Holden. "We broke down the words to the preamble to understand what they actually mean, since it is not worded in today's language. Then we used the song to help learn the preamble itself."
The students had a blast and created the video below for your viewing pleasure!
Video credit: Laurie Holden