On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda: to sign the Constitution of the United States of America. In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day and passed a law requiring all publicly funded educational institutions to provide educational programming on the Constitution on that day.
To help teachers meet this requirement and educate their students about the Constitution, the ACLU provides a wealth of resources:
- Visit the ACLU’s new interactive Constitution Day web page, where students can play games to test their knowledge of the Constitution.
- Take advantage of these free, ready-made lesson plans for Constitution Day.
- Request a speaker from the ACLU of Ohio. We provide speakers to over 100 schools and community groups across the state annually. Visit our Request a Speaker page.
- For more resources related to the Constitution, visit our Resources for Educators page.
Constitution Day is an opportunity for teachers and students alike to learn about the importance of this living document that protects our civil liberties.