Constitution Day is celebrated nationwide on September 17 of each year. If that day falls on a weekend, the day is recognized on the adjacent weekday. All schools and federal agencies receiving federal funds are required to hold educational programming pertaining to the United States Constitution in observance of this day.
Of course, civic education should be happening everyday. America’s founders believed that our republic would survive only if citizens were educated about it. In an increasingly diverse society, our national identity is shaped by the common values that are at the core of civic education, values like justice, equality and respect for the rule of law. These lessons help students understand those values and more on Constitution day and any other day!
For more information, please contact Tom Hinken, Social Studies Consultant, at 231-767-7255.
Outstanding Lessons are available from the Center for Civic Education, sponsoring organization for the We the People – the Citizen and the Constitution and Project Citizen programs. Check out lessons by grade level here.
There are many great ideas for teachers and students from the Bill of Rights Institute for Constitution Day and everyday.
Search an interactive, electronic version of the constitution at the National Constitution Center.
Visit the National Council for the Social Studies' Constitutional Day website for interesting articles and classroom ideas from a variety of perspectives.
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