Celebrate Constitution Day 2015

September 17, 2015 – Happy Constitution Day! In honor of the great document, the JRC would like to share these opportunities for enriching your classroom and engaging students in understanding the Constitution.

The New-York Historical Society is pleased to announce the Fall/Winter Professional Learning calendar! The free Constitution in the Classroom upcoming programs are highlighted below. Register early to assure your spot.

The Constitution in the Classroom:

The Federalist Papers and Original Intent – Join Sanford Levinson, professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, as he unpacks The Federalist Papers to reveal the political wisdom of the Constitution’s framers and their continued relevance. Saturday, December 12 @ 10 AM – 2 PM

Women and the Constitution with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – WAIT LIST ONLY What is the relationship between women and the Constitution and how has that relationship changed over time? Learn about this important and fascinating topic during a conversation and Q&A with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thursday, December 17 @ 4:30-6:30pm

The National Constitution Center provides online resources and special Constitution Day events. Explore the Bill of Rights with this interactive, online resource! Discover the historical influences on early drafts of the Bill of Rights with Writing Rights and compare constitutional expressions of liberty from around the globe with Rights Around the World.

The Center for Civic Education is offering Constitution activities for educators throughout the fall. Join Dr. Gordon Lloyd in a six-episode series of free webinars about the American Founding, the institutions of government, the Bill of Rights, and citizenship. Each episode will discuss a specific theme regarding the Constitution that parallels each of the six units of the We the People curriculum. Register now or learn more.