To assist in planning Constitution Day programs, we are pleased to provide links to Web sites that contain materials that can be publicly accessed for general use or for use as teaching materials in the classroom.
There are a myriad of resources and activities which families and classrooms can use to plan a Constitution Day event. For example:
- The Department’s Federal Resources for Excellence in Education (FREE) offers more than 25 resources from various federal agencies.
- The National Archives Teaching with Documents page provides Constitution Day activities for teachers and families at:
- The Library of Congress American Memory site provides numerous resources on the Constitution.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities provides content on the Constitution through the EDSITEMENT web site:
- The Office of Personnel Management has put relevant materials on its Web site.
- The U.S. Senate has posted material from the Legislative Branch.
- We also encourage you to access information about the Constitution on the National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) site. The NHEC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under contract no. ED-07-CO-0088. The NHEC homepage features special, highlighted information on teaching resources for Constitution Day.
- The Constitution Center in Philadelphia holds a series of events throughout the year.
With regard to non-governmental website, these are provided as examples of resources on Constitution Day that you might find helpful. There are many other resources available that may be just as helpful. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these sites, nor does our inclusion here constitute an endorsement of the sites, the material on the sites, or the related products or services of the entity that provided the information.
We encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that bring together community members to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, recognize the enduring strength of our Constitution, and reaffirm our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in this great Nation.