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Celebrate Freedom Week Lesson Suggestions:


Elementary (K-5)
1.   Constitution Day Kindergarten
2a. Constitution Day 1st and 2nd
2b. Constitution PowerPoint
3a. Celebrating Freedom (3-5)
3b. Lone Star Celebrates Freedom book PDF

Secondary (6-12)
4.  We Hold These Truths


Note: 3rd through 12th Grades

State and federal laws mandate a variety of celebrations and observances, including Celebrate Freedom Week.

(A) Each social studies class shall include, during Celebrate Freedom Week as provided under the TEC, §29.907, or during another full school week as determined by the board of trustees of a school district, appropriate instruction concerning the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, in their historical contexts. The study of the Declaration of Independence must include the study of the relationship of the ideas expressed in that document to subsequent American history, including the relationship of its ideas to the rich diversity of our people as a nation of immigrants, the American Revolution, the formulation of the U.S. Constitution, and the abolitionist movement, which led to the Emancipation Proclamation and the women's suffrage movement.

(B) Each school district shall require that, during Celebrate Freedom Week or other week of instruction prescribed under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, students in Grades 3-12 study and recite the following text: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."


CELEBRATE FREEDOM WEEK

In honor of “Celebrate Freedom Week” have your students view Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Susan B. Anthony, John Hancock, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington reciting the text: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."  After viewing the animation, students will be invited to recite the text along with the historical figures.

                                

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Click here to visit the Celebrate Freedom section of the “I was the first. VOTE for ME!” program.

Click here to visit the Constitution Day section of the “I was the first. VOTE for ME!” program.


Updated lesson plans coming soon....