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National Constitution Day is Friday, September 17th!

September 17 is recognized in the United States as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The purpose of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. Federal law requires that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on September 17 of each year.

The Center for Civic Education has provided a series of lesson plans for all grades titled “9/11 and Civil Liberties.” These lessons challenge students to examine the government’s response to the terrorist attacks through the lens of protection and civil liberties. Students consider the balance between security and liberty in the United States. Download these free lessons at civic.org using the link below.