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Law-Related Education Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Classroom Resources
Click to find links to several outstanding websites with everything from general information about the United States Constitution to lesson plans for all grades. 2013 Classroom Resources
Constitution Day 2012
Nebr. Secretary of State
John A. Gale
Discusses Voting Rights
In 2012, Nebraska Secretary of State John A. Gale discussed voting rights with students at Grand Island High School and across Nebraska via distance education.
Secretary Gale Visits Grand Island
Constitution Day 2011
Justice Thomas Observed
Constitution Day in Nebraska
In 2011, Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court observed Constitution Day with students at Lincoln High School and Northwest High School's Law, Government, and International Diplomacy Academy in Omaha.
Justice Thomas Visits Nebraska
Constitution Day 2010
Alexander Hamilton in Norfolk
In 2010, Alexander Hamilton, as portrayed by Professor Don Hickey of Wayne State College, visited students in Norfolk and also connected to remote classrooms in Orchard and Elgin.
Alexander Hamilton in Norfolk
Constitution Day 2009
Ben Franklin LIVE
In 2009, Benjamin Franklin, as portrayed by Christopher Lowell, visited elementary and secondary students in Kearney in a distance learning pilot project, connecting with classrooms in Hershey, Loup City, and Pleasanton.
Ben Franklin LIVE
Constitution Day is a day set aside to observe the signing of the United States Constitution, which occured September 17, 1787. Senator Robert Byrd is credited with proposing the 2004 legislation that created the annual commemoration, which is mandatory for schools that receive federal funding. Celebration of Constitution Day in Nebraska has been annually sponsored by the Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Supreme Court through specialized programming and providing Constitution Day resources on the Web for classroom teachers.

Constitution Day 2013

The 2013 celebration of Constitution Day saw over 40 individuals from 17 countries take their Oath of Allegiance and become naturalized United States citizens. Nebraska Wesleyan University students and area high school students observed the naturalization ceremony following an educational session. Larry Ruth, a Lincoln attorney, discussed immigration policy. Nebraska State Certified Court Interpreter Raul Escobar spoke regarding access to the justice system for Nebraska's immigrant population. Read more

 

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