The Constitution Compendium
The Constitution Compendium is a collection of educational resources and information about the United States Constitution. These materials are offered in partnership from the Washington Crossing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Friends of Washington Crossing Park to celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Constitution Day and Week
Constitution Day is celebrated each year on September 17 to mark the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It is part of Constitution Week, September 17-23, a national week of recognition started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955.
Schools that receive U.S. federal funds are required to offer education about the U.S. Constitution. We are proud to offer the following educational resources and classroom materials shared by teachers from the Washington Crossing Chapter DAR and the Friends of Washington Crossing Park:
- Classroom resources for grades K-2
- Classroom resources for grades 3-5
- Classroom resources for grades 6-9
- Classroom resources for grades 10-12
Six signers of the U.S. Constitution participated in General George Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River or were directly connected to events associated with it.
General Information Resources
Beyond the classroom, there is a wealth of information about the U.S. Constitution! View our suggested reading and additional web resources.
Please enjoy these original coloring pages.
Celebrate Constitution Day
Everyone can celebrate Constitution Day by participating in “Bells Across America.” At 4 PM on September 17, ring a bell to celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
Washington Crossing Historic Park is a Pennsylvania state park that preserves and commemorates the area from which General George Washington launched his famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. The 500-acre park is managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and operated through partnership with The Friends of Washington Crossing Park.
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park share the powerful story of General Washington’s daring crossing and interpret its ongoing impact on world history for both today’s citizens and future generations. Through the fundraising and the generous support of donors and members, it helps maintain and sustain this significant historic site and welcomes thousands of schoolchildren, families, individuals and groups every year.