Commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.
Under legislation passed by the Congress, all education institutions receiving Federal funding are required to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, on September 17th of each year. UEWM is honored to share the following sites offering further information regarding this special event in the history of the United States. Please take the time to view the U.S. Constitution, learn about the Founding Fathers who actually signed the Constitution or discover your inner founding father in a fun interactive game. Explore these sites. Use the interactive options for learning and even have fun doing it!
- The National Archives web site provides Constitution Day activities and materials: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/ and http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-workshop/
- The Library of Congress American Memory site provides numerous resources on the Constitution: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
- The National Endowment for the Humanities provides content on the Constitution through the EDSITEMENT web site: http://edsitement.neh.gov/constitution-day
- The U.S. Senate has posted material from the Legislative Branch: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/ConstitutionDay.htm
- The Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program offers many activities to highlight the day: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/resources/constitution-day.html
- Fascinating Facts about the Founding Fathers: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-founding-fathers/fascinating-facts
- Which founder are you: https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/educational-resources/games/which-founder-are-you