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Choose a tab above to learn how to enter our poster contest, see past years' events, or check out what other schools around Georgia are doing to celebrate the Constitution this year. If you have any questions about information in this guide, please contact Lori Gwinett, Government Information Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Archives
From their site: "The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting the following activities. We encourage educators and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government."
Constitution Day (website)
A website dedicate to the celebration of Constitution Day in the United States. The sire offers resources on the Constitution, its amendments, and the Founding Fathers.
A national non-profit organization dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. The Center serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”
Jack Miller Center
The Jack Miller Center works with university faculty, administrators, and donors to make political history and education more accessible to students. The JMC has curated a large selection of resources and events from universities across the country in observation of Constitution Day.
A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government.
What is Constitution Day?
Image Source: Excelsior College
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or, by naturalization, have become citizens.
In observation of the signing of the Constitution, many government facilities and universities commemorate this important day in our nation's history by hosting events and activities and also by providing resources to help educate and entertain American citizens. For more information, you can visit ConstitutionDay.com which offers information about the Constitution, its amendments, and the founding fathers. The National Archives also has a page dedicated to observing Constitution Day and teaching about the document's history through events and historical resources.
Georgia Southern is also hosting several events, such as a Poster Competition and a speaker presentation, which you can learn more about by exploring this guide.
Interesting Links and Resources
From their site: "This nonpartisan tool has allowed learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of the constitutional debates."
The Constitution on DocTeach
The interactive digital document tool from the National Archives, "use this page to find primary sources related to the Constitution and the "big ideas" it contains, as well as document-based learning activities to share."