Tuesday, September 6, 2011

American Indian Day in Illinois

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, and Illinois School Code,

The fourth Friday of September is designated "American Indian Day," to be observed throughout the State as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of the American Indians. (105 ILCS 5/27 20)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27 20)    Sec. 27 20. American Indian day.  http://www.isbe.net/ils/social_science/mandates_2.htm

Wives Honoring Husbands, circa 1880
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/first_american_art/
This year, state law requires that schools observe American Inidian Day on Friday, September 23. There are countless web sites and other activities that can help satisfy this mandate; here are just a few online resources to help with your school's observance activities:

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