President Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States and is a member of the Republican Party. As president, he is the head of the U.S. government. He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016. His inauguration ceremony was January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C., and that is when he assumed office and moved into the White House.
President Trump is married to Melania Trump. She became the First Lady of the United States when he assumed office. The First Lady is what you call the wife of the president.
President Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. He is 70 years old and is the oldest person to become president. Melania Trump was born in 1970 in Slovenia which was a part of Yugoslavia. She became a United States citizen in 2006. A citizen is a person who legally belongs to a country. She is the second First Lady to be born in a foreign country.
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Constitution Day is required by Federal law (Public Law 108-447) to be celebrated by all publicly funded educational institutions on September 17th, the day that the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Before this law was enacted in 2004, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. Now, it’s known as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” to be exact, and this holiday also recognizes those who have become U.S. citizens.
Here is a great assortment of activities and links to videos, lesson plans, games, words to rap, a slide show, a timeline, and informational sites:
Download a Constitution Day video to make a DVD for your classroom or school assembly (or show online). Video features kids from elementary school through high school. Great video!
Art Activity: For young students, paint large flags using long horizontal stokes that cross midline and use ab pattern for stripes. For students a little older, do the same but count the 50 stars and 13 stripes as well as pattern and write a sentence or sentences (i.e. This is my flag.) using proper punctuation.
Create a constitution for the class listing the class rules, and have all the students, the teacher and any aides sign it.
Collaborize Classroom: How would you like a free online learning platform for your students that is secure and safe? Collaborize Classroom offers just that! Teachers can extend classroom discussions in a private online community of students. The online platform is safely structured to continue discussions, facilitate online learning groups, and allow students to share resources and engage in collaborative learning.
Watch a Collaborize Classroom Video to see how this happens:
This online collaborative learning provides deeper participation inside and outside the classroom as students are engaged in online discussions, activities, and assignments. Students can share resources and engage in discussions that will result in a richer educational experience.
What’s great is that teachers can set up their Collaborize Classroom site in just minutes. They just need an email address to utilize this free online learning platform that complements classroom discussions and encourages discussion, participation, and engagement. Teachers can also create online lesson plans using free resources. Here are some of the free resources available:
Do’s and Don’ts for Student Forums
Rethinking Your Role
Art of Asking Questions
5 Activities with Collaborize Classroom
The platform is not meant to replace traditional instruction but helps to facilitate learning groups in a safe environment. All of the sites are secure and have a password protected process. The password is known only by teachers, students, and those who are invited to join the site. All information and data is protected and safe!
Collaborize Classroom is free, allowing teachers to accomplish more than they could otherwise, and the free resources are a valuable addition to using this online learning tool. The web-based technology provides endless possibilities for student learning. In my opinion, this is a great way to encourage student engagement, especially those who are shy and don’t talk in class. Most students are online at home anyway using social networking. This platform fits right in with the way they communicate online socially. And with the current economic crisis, the fact that this is free enables any teacher to use this platform.
Christopher Columbus and three ships named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, are well known and studied by students every year in October in remembrance of Columbus Day. Columbus made four voyages in search of a western route to the Orient and to discover new territories, and it was the first voyage in which the three famous ships sailed the Atlantic. Columbus was not the first European to reach America but was actually second, and he miscalculated the longitude in getting to the Orient. However, he did have beneficial information about the trade winds which greatly helped traveling the Atlantic Ocean, and his travels were the beginning of American colonization.
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The Constitution begins with three famous words, “We the people,” and was signed on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was signed by the Founding Fathers and because of the Constitution, we enjoy many of the rights and freedoms we have today. Here are some interesting facts:
The first national Thanksgiving Day was originally created by George Washington to give thanks for the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest of all the national constitutions.
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate. He was 81 years old at the time.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Constitution was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping. Now it is at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
There have been 27 amendments to the Constitution out of the more than 11,000 that have been introduced in Congress.