The All American Constitution Show
(grades 3 and up)
Elementary School Assembly Program
A fun educational social studies constitution program that discusses both constitutional principles and fundamental beliefs. This powerful American Constitution educational assembly presentation playfully promotes a greater understanding of what makes up the American government and the freedoms that define the Red, White and Blue. Best suited for grades 3 - 6 (click HERE for K-2),
In The All American Constitution school assembly program, Richard and his friend Peking Duck playfully discuss life, liberty, diversity, justice and the common good. The students and the teachers join in on a educational/entertaining song about Due Process of Law which explains the definitions of the fifth, sixth and seventh amendments of the constitution.
The students are reminded of how lucky they are to live in a country that allows them the freedom to speak-out, the ability to come and go as they please and the opportunity to become whoever they want to be.
A few students and teachers are chosen from the audience to dress up and become the three branches of government (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) hilariously demonstrating how a bill becomes a law. This short comical sketch also explains the mean of separation of powers, federalism, and checks and balance.
"My son cannot stop talking about the program you presented at his elementary school in Troy.
So ... I was hoping to book you for a visit to our school in Royal Oak."
Sue Balcueva Principal, Mark Twain Elementary
Next the students get to meet Thomas Jefferson's pet turtle Toby, a 250 year-old fun loving character that slowly shares with the students the inside information on the formation of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
One of the founding Fathers Ben Franklin stops by to share the meaning of patriotism, community service, respect for fellow man and what it means to be a proud American.
Two lucky students are brought up on stage to help create an American Flag and audience members are asked if they know why there are thirteen strips, and why there are fifty stars.
In closing, students are serenaded by Richard and one lucky teacher who is dressed up like the Statue of Liberty singing America the Beautiful.
This is an educational constitution show that is great for all age groups.
Students will learn:
The first three articles of the Constitution
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
What it is to be a good citizen and the definition of what it means to be a proud American
Click HERE for a comparison our Core Democratic Values School Assembly with Michigan Content Standards.
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Sample Richard's program:
Here's what others have to say . . .
Thank you so much for the awesome assemblies yesterday. The students really had a good time and learned a lot. Today, my class was singing, "Due due due due process due due..." all the way back from lunch. Then, the teacher next door came and got me, and I walked into her room...her kids sang it to me....a very good time was had by all!
You are definitely coming back next year, the kids learned so much and are excited to learn more!
Ms. Woodward, Bow Elementary School, Detroit, Michigan
The following are all comments taken from a Listen America survey:
He did an excellent job with his songs presenting the Core Democratic Values. These are abstract concepts and putting them to song makes it so much easier to grasp for elementary students! He has an outstanding voice also. We enjoyed his singing!
The use of puppets immediately had the students hooked. He involved the students and teachers which everyone enjoyed. His presentation of how a bill becomes a law was an excellent teaching tool.
The students enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed his presentation.
We especially liked the way he got the kids involved in the "Bill"-passing process.
Core Democratic - Mr. Paul involved the student body in his presentation. The students have used his examples in the classroom discussions. Humorous and authentic. Would have him back again next year to reinforce the Core Democratic Values which reinforces the MEAP, Michigan Standards and Benchmarks. Students had a great time learning.