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"Like" MCCE’s Facebook Page for Resources for Constitution Day

04 September, 2013

Although MCCE believes that students should learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights every day, Constitution Day provides schools with an opportunity to emphasize the importance of this document.

Federal law requires any educational institution that receives federal funds to hold an "educational program" on the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.  When September 17 falls on a weekend it can be held on the preceding or following week. The law does not define educational program.

Check out MCCE for Teachers on Facebook for regular posts of Constitution Day Lessons and Resources.  A terrific annotated listing of Constitution Day resources has been put together by David Hales, Social Studies Consultant at Wayne RESA (and MCCE Board Member). The annotated list is broken down by grade level (elementary, middle school, and high school) and the links take you directly to the referenced Constitution Day lessons.  To access these resources, click here.










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