Constitution Day September 17: Homeschool unit study includes documents, DVD, quizzes, narratives – Phoenix Homeschooling | Examiner.com

Traditionally, homeschool families regularly include civics coursework as part of their curriculum.  This is evidenced by voting records of 96% or better for adults who were once homeschooled.  One key component in the studies is understanding the US Constitution and other foundational documents of the time.

Friday, September 17, 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of a federal mandate (Public Law 108-77) for each educational institution that receives Federal funds to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year for the students served by the Educational institution.  This date is the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Although the homeschool families don’t need a law to compel them, nor do they receive federal funds which could be cut off for non-compliance, helpful resources for studying the structure and beginnings of the United States are always in demand.  A unit study could be a one-day discussion of some of the materials suggested, or it could be done more in-depth over the course of the full school year.  These suggestions are merely starters and not a comprehensive list.

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