Students, teachers invited to Constitution Day webinar
“The Constitution is a guide which I will never abandon.” - George Washington
United States Constitution Day is September 17 each year. This year, the Iowa Department of Education has partnered with the Iowa Bar Association to help schools actively take part in celebrating the day. Join us from 10 - 11 a.m. on September 17 for a live webinar from a distinguished panel of experts on the Constitution and its impact in today’s world.
In addition to hearing from these experts, there will be a Q & A time for students and teachers to ask questions. Use the following link to register for the event: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/539231433. If you miss the live event, the recorded webinar will be available on the website later that day.
Congress enacted legislation requiring all public schools to set aside one day during that week to teach all students about the U.S. Constitution and about citizenship. Iowa districts are already in compliance with the spirit and letter of the law by having secondary students take U.S. government. Iowa Code section 256.11(5)(b) requires that the government course cover the federal Constitution. This requirement applies to “each educational institution that receives federal funds.” “Educational institutions” includes, but is not limited to, school districts and institutions of higher learning.
More information, including additional Constitution Day resources, available on the Social Studies webpage.