Constitution Day

2013 Constitution Day Events

Seattle

Wednesday, September 18th

Tacoma

Tuesday, September 17th

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.  

Please contact  lori_landis@wawd.uscourts.gov wtih any questions about Western Washington’s Constitution Day.

 

Other Resources

Mock Trial Script
Designed to be completed in one 50 minute class period, this mock trial is appropriate for grades 6-12. This is an interesting case which challenges students to focus on objective information.

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