|Mr. Hughes wrote many Citizenship books for U.S. students, but I wouldn't call them "living".|
Constitution Day, aka Citizenship Day, is celebrated on September 17th which is the day in 1787 that the U.S. Constitution was signed. Honestly, I didn't know there was a Constitution Day before I began teaching citizenship to teens at our CM high school group, The Hive. We will be spending much longer than a day talking about our Constitution. One of my vintage school books calls the Constitution, "the fireside companion of the American citizen." I wonder how many Americans have actually read it? And by the fireside?
|"At ten years old, the children begin to learn what Citizenship means by reading Arnold Forster's The Citizen Reader." - PNEU meeting at Annual Conference, 1920 (Charming book but on England's government and rather dated.)|
Here are some resources you might find interesting for Constitution Day:
|I really like "The First Book" series, but Fisher's woodcuts in this one make the Founding Fathers rather zombie-like. Good, but drier than Fritz.|
|For the younger set, but a nice introduction for all ages!|
|I'm reading and loving this.|
|Excellent resource featuring 113 primary source documents.|
Hillsdale College has made their Constitution 101 course available online - for free!
What living books do you know of that deal with the Constitution? I would love to hear your suggestions.
From joy to joy,
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