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Resources for Observing Constitution Week with Your Students

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 9/17/2021

Constitution Week celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution and was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to annually recognize September 17–23 as Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

According to DAR, the goals of the Constitution Week celebration are: 

  • Emphasizing citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Informing people the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encouraging the study of historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Here are a few resources to get you started on celebrating Constitution Week with your students. 

Constitution Week is a perfect time to learn more about the document’s integral impact to the United States’ foundation and future.