On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the students at North Fork Community Montessori School presented "The Constitution" for parents and fellow students.
The students prepared for this presentation for a week, working on reading to follow directions, reading to discern relevance, summarizing, and creating props and visuals.
Finally, they practiced for the actual presentation by recording themselves and listening to themselves a few times over, until they were satisfied with their own progress.
Then, on Tuesday afternoon, everybody put their costumes on, the backdrop of a life-size Constitution went up, and it was showtime! It was wonderful to hear young children explaining the value of the Constitution. They had grasped that it protects us, as long as we uphold it. They showed how the framers "framed" it, and who some of the framers were. They described how the states had to agree on the details and ratify it, and how difficult that was. They introduced the Bill of Rights and the amendments.
Finally, using handmade little puppets and scales, they showed how the branches of the government balance each other, and how the government serves the people.
Everybody had a lovely time, and the students were proud of their performance! The North Fork Community Montessori School is a Delta County public school, and studied the Constitution as part of the Delta County School District's "Constitution Week."blog comments powered by Disqus