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Of the People

Constitution Day: September 17, 2014
Join David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, on a tour of the National Archives and a short lesson about the Constitution.


Of the People Live Event

A Live Tour of the National Archives and Up Close Look at the Constitution

Constitution Day provides a great opportunity for classrooms across the country to learn about the document, as well as the National Archives. Students will take a short tour of the National Archives, learn about their document collection, and how historians are actively using primary source documents in their research. Students will also learn about the Constitution through a document analysis strategy that reinforces the skills needed to read, write, and think like a scholar.

This live event starts at: 1:00 PM ET and is appropriate for grades 3 and up.


David S. Ferriero
Archivist of the United States

Interviewed by:
Adalia Jimenez
11th grade student
James Hubert Blake High School
Montgomery County Public Schools, MD

Join the live discussion here or on Twitter @DiscoveryEd with hashtag #OfThePeople.

About the Of the People Event Series

Broadcast live, Of the People takes students to Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places and issues that shape and inform our world.
Hosted by students and featuring key government leaders, this Virtual Field Trip series transports young learners beyond the walls of their classrooms to inquire, explore and discover.

Objectives and Classroom Activities

Educational Objectives

To provide students across the United States with the opportunity to:

  • Get a short tour of the National Archives and learn about its purpose, use, and document collection
  • Learn about the Preamble to the Constitution
  • Learn the skills historians use as they analyze primary source documents

Classroom Activities

Use the following downloads and suggested lessons/activities to enhance your students' experience:

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