Super-Fun Constitution Day Activity

Don’t dye a baby chicken blue, don’t lie down on a sidewalk in Reno, and PLEASE don’t try to sell a love potion in Pennsylvania. Why? Because it's all illegal!

In truth, while such laws are still on the books, they aren't enforced because they violate the U.S. Constitution—as explained in the Scope article "The Weirdest Laws in America." This article is a great way to kick off a discussion about the Constitution in celebration of Constitution Day (September 17). Bonus? The article is also a great editing activity! It's full of grammar mistakes for your students to find and fix.

Here are some additional resources for your Constitution Day discussion:

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