Information and Resources for Teachers
- Constitution Day: September 17, 2018
- National History Day Competition: 2018
- Senate Youth Program: 2018
Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United Sates Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Created in 2004 by Congress, the act mandates that all publicly funded education institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.
Davis School District encourages social studies teachers to celebrate and honor the Constitution on Monday, September 17, 2018 in some way in their classrooms.
There are many resources and ideas available online. One good example is that of the National Constitution Center which can be found here.
The Freedom's Light Foundation sponsors and annual festival to honor the Constitution at the Bountiful City Park. This year's festival will be held from Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, September 22. Information about the events associated with the festival (cannon demonstration, hands-on printing press, colonial dancing, etc.) can be found here.
The Senate Youth Program is a competition which provides two Utah students $10,000 each in academic scholarships and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with national leaders. Each Utah school can enter two students (they must be a junior or senior in an elected school office) in the competition. The deadline for portfolio submission is OCTOBER 4, 2018.
Details about the Utah contest can be found here.
Information about the national program can be found here.