About Constitution Day
Constitution Day is observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia.
"The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind." - Wikipedia.org
Included in Knowitall Media's Constitution Day resources are programs from the SC Hall of Fame series on each of South Carolina's four Founding Fathers, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Rutledge and Pierce Butler. We also are featuring the documentary from Carolina Stories, Forgotten Founder, about the life and work of Charles Pinckney.
Also in the Collection, we have the James Otis Lecture Series.
Find Teacher Resources to be utilized for teaching on Constitution Day or an adjacent weekday, if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.