Elise Middle Celebrates Constitution
Elise Middle School commemorated The United States Constitution, which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, with a number of lessons and activities throughout the school.
Crystal Vaughn's sixth-grade social studies classes did cooperative group work which culminated in a class play called "The Constitutional Convention."
Malcolm Dale, School Media Coordinator, conducted instruction with the sixth and seventh grades on the process of amending the Constitution, focusing on the Bill of Rights and subsequent landmark amendments up to the present.
Delilah Williams' eighth grade classes examined three documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. This gave the students a better understanding of our central government.
Eighth-grade student Alelhy Rodriguez said, "The Constitution is very important because it provides us with a strong central government and it established the role of the three branches: the legislative, executive and judicial."
"I think the Constitution stands for freedom," added his classmate, Sabrina Whitaker. "It is a symbol of our country."
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