Sunday, September 17, 2006

Constitution Day September 17

Starting with the school year 2005, all schools that receive federal monies must "hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year." (If September 17 is on a weekend day, schools must recognize Constitution Day the week before or after.) What that "educational program" entails is not detailed in the notice of implementation from the U.S. Department of Education, nor is it detailed in the federal appropriations bill that requires it. So it appears that the recognition of Constitution Day is up to you.

For that reason, Education World has gathered resources that should help you figure out just how you might recognize the day.

National Archives:

National Constitution Center:
Click on any of the images at the top of the page to read an explanation of an article or amendment.

Justice Learning:
Click on any article or amendment, then click the words What It Means for a straightforward explanation.


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