For additional resources and information about Constitution Day, visit the U.S. Courts web site.
Constitution Day is observed nationally every year on or about September 17, pursuant to a Congressional mandate that schools receiving federal funding provide education about the Constitution to commemorate the principles and practices protected and provided for in the Constitution. Schools can determine what kind of educational program they want, but they must hold one every year on “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”.
This year, the Western District of Washington and the Federal Bar Association of Washington will hold Constitution Day events for local schools on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Tacoma and Wednesday September 18, 2013 in Seattle. Two sessions per day will be conducted for 4th and 5th grade classes at each courthouse, including a tour of the courthouse, a visit with the Marshal’s Service, and a mock trial coordinated by the local attorneys from the Federal Bar Association.
Teachers interested in having their 4th or 5th grade class participate in September should send an email with the name of their school, class size, and a brief statement about how the program would benefit the class to email@example.com by May 17, 2013.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org wtih any questions about Western Washington’s Constitution Day.