Shh! We’re writing the Constitution!

Written by Rochelle Krueger, Curriculum Associate
kruegerr@unk.edu

Shh!  We’re writing the Constitution! is a book by Jean Fritz and just one of the many materials that can be found in the Curriculum/Non-book Department at the Calvin T. Ryan Library!  September 17, 1787, marked the signing of the Constitution of the United States. This is the document guaranteeing citizens “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It was later revised to give us the Bill of Rights, to give African Americans their rights as citizens, and to give women the right to vote. Now Constitution Day is being celebrated annually in America’s classrooms.

Check-out these Books, DVDs, videos, kits, and other teaching materials:

Story of the Constitution — Kit 809
Key Constitutional concepts — DVD 471
Our Constitution: a conversation — DVD 470
Everything you’ve been taught is wrong:  fact, fiction, and lies in American history — CD 1123
Monthly mini-lessons:  forty projects for independent study: Gr. 4-6 — Curr LB 1601.3 .L66 2005

Howard Chandler Christy, "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States." United States Senate, http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Constitution_Senate.htm.
Howard Chandler Christy, "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States." United States Senate, http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Constitution_Senate.htm.