L’Shana Tova to my Jewish readers! Ready for 2020 to be over already? The Jews get a chance to say hello to a new year this Friday night (September 18, 2020) as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Hopefully, this new year will bring peace, health, and safety to all of us, of all colors, religions, and beliefs.
Want to know more about Rosh Hashanah and why it isn’t celebrated in January? Here’s a short explanation from my Rosh Hashanah Fun site.
Today’s topic is in honor of Constitution Day, celebrated on September 17 because the U.S. Constitution was signed on this day in 1787.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
U.S. Constitution Printable(** for Premium Members only)
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This famous sentence is the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Learn more at the following sites.
Ben’s Guide: U.S. Constitution
This section of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government is part of the Historical Documents Learning Adventure. In addition to this page about the Constitution, Ben’s Guide includes articles about the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address.
Ducksters: The Constitution
“The first Constitution was called the Articles of Confederation, which was ratified in 1781. The Articles of Confederation had issues, however. The main issue was that the government had no money or way to get money under the Articles.” Learn about the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the history of U.S. Constitution, and some fun facts about the Constitution. Challenge yourself with a ten-question quiz at the end of the article, or explore related topics such as The Bill of Rights, Branches of Government, and Elections.
Mr. Nussbaum: Interactive U.S. Constitution for Kids
“The [Constitutional Convention] delegates agreed that the Constitution would become law once it was ratified by nine states. New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify the Constitution on June 21, 1788. On December 15, 1791, a Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution (its first ten amendments). Today, the United States Constitution is the oldest written constitution. It currently has a preamble, seven articles (which describe Congress and its functions) and 27 amendments.” Click on any of articles, amendments or framers (listed in the horizontal menu) for more.
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Bill of Rights Printable Word Search
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Alexander Hamilton Printable
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Quote of the Week
“It is today that we create the world of the future.” ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~~ (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) American First Lady, diplomat, activist. For more quotes from Ms Roosevelt, click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
National School Success Month September
National Piano Month September
National Save A Tiger Month September
National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month September
Library Card Signup Month September
National 5-A-Day Month September
Save the Koala Month September
Star-Spangled Banner Inspired Sep 13, 1814
Roald Dahl’s Birthday Sep 13, 1916
Bella Swan’s Birthday Sep 13, 1987
Whooping Crane Fall Migration Sep 15-Nov 15, 2020
Pilgrims left Plymouth England on the Mayflower Sep 16, 1620
National Play-Doh Day Sep 16, 2020
U.S. Constitution Approved at Constitutional Convention Sep 17, 1787
Constitution Day Sep 17, 2020
U.S. Air Force Established Sep 18, 1947
Rosh Hashanah Sep 18 – 20, 2020
Typographic Smiley Face Invented Sep 19, 1982
Talk Like a Pirate Day Sep 19, 2020
Orville Wright Made First Complete Circle in an Airplane Sep 20, 1904
Sea Otter Awareness Week Sep 20-26, 2010
Houdini Premiers Greatest Escape Sep 21, 1912