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Constitution Day

Activity Description


Students will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day, with a focus on how the census is called for in the Constitution and why it is conducted every 10 years.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Develop skills such as critical thinking, evaluation, listening, and speaking.
  • Determine the central ideas of a primary source.
  • Evaluate details in order to determine key ideas.
  • Use textual evidence to support how census data affects funding for their community.
  • Understand why it is important to get an accurate count in the decennial census.

Materials Required

  • Printed student worksheets


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