Image of the Week: Celebrate Constitution Day

The Constitution of the United States was adopted on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, public schools incorporate celebrations of the history of the US Constitution. Our image of the week comes to us from the amazing, Certified Educator: Jodie Johnston.

In May of 2005, the United States Department of Education mandated, any educational institution receiving public funding must celebrate Constitution Day, on or around the 17th of September. Jodie’s ThingLink provides a variety of resources to facilitate exploration including:

  • Videos
  • 360° Images
  • Games
  • Articles
  • Interactive Websites

Federal Law Enacting the National Observance of Constitution Day

  • Title 36 of the United States Code
    • Subtitle 1 – Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies
      • Part A: Observances and Ceremonies
        • Chapter 1: Patriotic and National Observances
          • Section 106: Constitution Day & Citizenship Day
            • “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.”

How are your students commemorating Constitution Day? Share by tweeting to #TL_ConstitutionDay

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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