» posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 8:31 am by Teresa
Ways of Teaching American Kids Living Abroad the Constitution
The CONSTITUTION is a very important document which must be taught and known by all Americans – living in America and abroad. I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of American parents to teach and make the constitution for kids and the declaration of independence for kids. It starts by getting a copy the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Read it, master it well and become familiar with the content of this important legal document:
- Learn more about who wrote and signed this constitution.
- Learn about the buildup of the association, gaining independence from the British, and the complete principles of individual freedom.
- Discuss the separation of powers, as directed by the constitution, among the Congress, Supreme Court, and the President with your kids. Select a recent event to illustrate how the different branches of the government function as a check and balance of power towards the others.
- Learn how the constitution divides power between the state governments and the federal government.
- Learn how the Founding Fathers prescribed how amendments can be added to the Constitution.
- Explore how the Bill of Rights was added into the constitution.
As any parent knows, young kids love stories and are visually oriented. American parents should therefore use short interesting stories to teach their kids the constitution. These stories should be able to make American kids living abroad to be aware of the oppression that the Americans went through under the colonialism of England. The stories should also help the kids to understand why the declaration of independence needed to be written down and implemented.
Singing the National Anthem with the kids is also a great way help them to learn more about their heritage.