UCS students get a new look at the 225-year old U.S. Constitution

Students take part in Constitution Day

The U.S. Constitution is getting a modern look at Monfort Elementary.

Students are using their whiteboard technology to dive a bit deeper into the
225-year old document.

Lessons on the constitution are taught throughout Utica Community Schools
annually on what is nationally known as Constitution Day - a federal observance
set aside to celebrate the anniversary of the signing on September 17, 1787.

At Monfort, the students used a program call "True Flix" for a multi-media
lesson on the constitution, complete with texts, movies, interactive software
and quizzes and vocabulary.

"It was fun," said fifth-grader Austin Clark of the lesson. "We learned who
wrote it, how it was made, and who was involved in the group that adopted it."

Added classmate Josh Richman: "This was a fun way to study it. I learned a
lot of things about it I didn't know before."

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Sammy V. September 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM
It's important to remember that while the constitution itself rarely gets amended, it changes quite a bit as different figures interpret the same text in different ways. Here's a crib sheet: 1) All people are created equal, except gays and blacks. 2) Today (unlike 100 years ago), Women are allowed to vote, but only if they have a photo ID. 3) Since the Patriot Act, the Federal government can now listen to and analyze any phone call, email, or text message they want without a search warrant. 4) Today the Federal government can detain people indefinitely without legal representation. 5) One Million Americans had their right to bear arms revoked on September 11, 2011 when the ATF instructed every firearm dealer in the country not to sell guns to medical marijuana patients.


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