No time to teach the constitution on September 17? This lesson can be used briefly or more in-depth. Federal law mandates that all public schools teach the rights and responsibilities under the United States Constitution on or around September 17, Constitution Day. We owe it to our students to not cover this once or twice in their education. As educators we know that repetition helps students learn. Annually taking time to ensure we have a generation of young people that know the rights and responsibilities of being an American citizen is important for the future of our country. This 5E lesson plan could be used over several days or just one class period. For example: A reader's theater and a class game do not take long. Teach our kids about their constitution so when they hear what is happening in our government they will be informed about the basis for all that goes on in Washington D.C. These young people are our future.