Fifth-graders at Seymour-Redding Elementary School looked at the U.S. Constitution in a different way Friday in celebration of Constitution Day.
Constitution Day is observed on Sept. 17 — today — every year as the day the U.S. Constitution was signed by the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Students have been learning about the Constitution for the last four weeks and put their learning to the test on Friday, fifth-grade teacher Sandy Mellencamp said.
The students participated in Constitution-themed relay races, rushing to put the phrases from the preamble in order and to match the rights listed in the Bill of Rights with the number of their amendment.
“You can read it out of a book, but when you see it in a different way, you’ll always remember that,” Mellencamp said.
In addition to studying the words in the Constitution, Mellencamp said the class will take advantage of this year’s election by learning about the electoral process and how it is outlined in the Constitution.
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