Monday, September 13, 2010

Constitution Day is Friday, Sept. 17

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Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is the nation-wide observance of the anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, on September 17, 1787. 

This year’s observance is Friday, September 17, 2010. 

The commemoration was passed into law (Public Law 108-447) by Congress and became effective in 2005.  It states that:

“Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.” (from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ447.108, Section 111, part (2)(b))



A number of free resources are available to help educators satisfy this mandate:

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