This is a marvelous and respectful way to open up the constitution for teachers and students. It encourages active participation in democracy.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2015
Songs To Educate, an arts integrated education resource, offers schools throughout the U.S.A. an inspiring interactive song and workshop entitled “We The People” to encourage active participation and deeper understanding of the Constitution of the United States of America.
The song "We The People" came out of a Talking Hands Talking Feet workshop relating to the constitution with a 3rd/4th grade multi-age class at El Dorado Elementary School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Constitution Day Activity Kit was originally provoked by the fact that the founding fathers defined "the people" as "wealthy, white, male landowners." This engaging workshop, appropriate for elementary and middle school classrooms, works to update and redefine who "We the People" are, what do "We" stand against, and what are "Our" basic rights and freedoms?
“This is a marvelous and respectful way to open up the constitution for teachers and students. It encourages active participation in democracy," says co-founder Melanie Zeir. "Our objective is to inspire teachers to spark dialogue in young lives regarding basic human rights and freedoms."
Constitution Day is September 17th, in honor of the birth date of the U.S. Constitution in the year 1787. It is the oldest constitution still in use in the world, written with extraordinary insight and foresight by the founding fathers. It is a living, breathing document, written to protect the integrity of the United States of America by encouraging citizen participation in law and government, in the realization of the Bill of Rights and to protect the citizens from abuse of power in any branch of government. The Constitution continues to be as important and relevant today as it was over 200 years ago.
To bring the constitution to life for students is an enjoyable, memorable, informative and significant process, watch the video and download the free Constitution Day Activity Kit here: http://www.songstoeducate.com/constitution-activity/
The mission of Songs To Educate is to provide bright songs to help integrate the arts in learning every day. These thoughtful songs and movement accompaniment activate and encourage young bodies, hearts and minds helping teachers make curriculum content engaging and enjoyable.
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