What to see in FISD… this September 17, 2014

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Classes all over the district will be celebrating Constitution Day.

Westwood-Bales students are starting out in Wednesday Warbles talking about the importance of Constitution Day and singing the Preamble as a school. The Daughters of the American Republic (DAR) member have partnered with the elementary and set up a Constitution display in the front of the school. Primary grades get a bookmark. Classes each have their own lessons.

In 7th and 8th grades at Friendswood Junior High, Lynne McCarthy will make a morning announcement to the student body in regards to it being Constitution Day.
In class there will be a discussion of rights/form of govt. guaranteed to Americans by the Constitution.
“The lack of which in Europe at the time encouraged Europeans to settle in the New World and which still encourages immigration today,” McCarthy said.
Another 8th grade Social Studies lesson in Sharon Martin’s class will be  from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. It is a Powerpoint with a lesson included
Martin shares the link: http://www.crf-usa.org/constitution-day/a-more-perfect-union.html
The 6th grade World Cultures classes are all doing the same thing:
Information/background using a Powerpoint about the Constitution
Students will takes notes with a fill in the blank sheet that will be a quiz grade.
They will review the Bill of Rights with a hand out: The Right Stuff and the teachers will introduce the Bill of Rights Stamp Project.
Different videos are being shown to help hook, reinforce, and review throughout class: The teachers are using Flocabulary, an online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12. Over 20,000 schools use Flocabulary to engage and inspire students. For Constitution Day, they will use Flocabulary- A More Perfect Union, School House Rock/Preamble, and Flocabulary-Bill of Rights.

At Friendswood High School, on Constitution Day all Social Studies teachers will take time out to discuss the importance of the day. More specifically, the following will take place:
In Dianne Hanegan’s classes, students will be performing a skit about George Washington and the “Eagle.” In addition all of her students who wear Red, White and Blue will receive a prize from the candy stash. Casey Devers will be showing two school house rock videos along with another activity he used at his previous school. Paul Tucker will have his students read, identify and present parts of the Constitution that specifically relate to economics.

Happy Constitution Day to ALL!

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