“Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies. In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution..” –National Constitution Day Center
Meeting this requirement can be as extensive as you choose to make it. Please see a great opportunity below to invite volunteer judges and attorneys to come to your classroom, through the Utah State Bar Civics and which will help to meet this requirement, or check the other great websites for other ideas and resources.
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
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