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Celebrate Constitution Week in Your Classroom

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 9/16/2022

Constitution Week kicks off Sept. 17, also known as Constitution Day, and runs through Sept. 23. It was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention Sept. 17, 1787. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to annually recognize Sept. 17–23 as Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law Aug. 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 that the Constitution is the basis for America’s 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 integral to this country’s foundation and its future.