September 17 is an Americanism service project waiting to happen! A 2005 Federal law requires all public and private schools that receive federal money to hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution on September 17 of each year. This requirement provides the perfect opportunity for your Exchange Club to help schools and students celebrate our heritage!
Free activities and resource materials are also available through the NCCS web site, including: One way to do this is by providing each local school with a DVD copy of “A More Perfect Union,” a 2-hour movie that recreates the debates surrounding the creation of the U.S. Constitution. A free copy of the DVD is available to Exchange Clubs upon request; to receive your copy, send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
The movie was made under the direction of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution and was filmed on location at such historical sites as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, and Williamsburg, VA.
The educational version of the movie is now available for only $3 each (quantities of 10 or more) through the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS). Enhance the experience by adding a pocket edition copy of the U.S. Constitution, also available through NCCS, for 50 cents each.
Teacher’s Guide to “A More Perfect Union.”
A sample proclamation to be completed.
A quiz to be taken after viewing the movie.
Framing the U.S. Constitution word hunt.
The Constitution at a Glance.
For more information or to order educational materials for Constitution Day, contact:
The National Center for Constitutional Studies
37777 W. Juniper Rd., Malta, ID 83342
Tel: 208-645-2625 / Fax: 208-645-2667 / Toll-free: 800-388-4512