UCS schools mark Constitution Day
UCS schools mark Constitution Day
Posted on 09/28/2018
Students posing for a photo shoot

Utica Community Schools students recently said happy 231st birthday to the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 - making it the oldest written Constitution.

In classrooms throughout UCS, students ranging from kindergarten through the Class of 2019 marked the event with activities promoting the significance of the founding document.  

Some of the activities include:

  • Heritage Junior High School - Students studied the preamble of the Constitution, the form and structure of the historic document and its legal application.
  • Wiley Elementary - Students read We the Kids; A Preamble to the Constitution, performed Reader’s Theater and played games to learn about the Bill of Rights.
  • Messmore Elementary - Kindergarten students practiced the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Henry Ford II High School - Government teachers had students rank order their freedoms in the Bill of Rights and watched a video about what would happen if they lost their rights. American History teachers looked at how citizens are affected by their rights in the constitution. Teachers in World History classes talked about forms of government around the world and how they compare to the constitution.
  • Eppler Junior High School - Students watched an annual CNN boradcast on the Constitution and dsicussed which constitutional right they felt was the most important to the nation. 
  • Davis Junior High School - Advanced Placement World students related democracy for ancient Greece and the concept of representative democracy.
  • Switzer Elementary -Activities encompassed reading about the nation's founders, Discovery Education videos, and exploring and reviewing the three branches of government.