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235th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States

Every year we celebrate the birth of our nation on the Fourth of July. The date of the document that secured our freedom, however, is of equal importance. September 17, 2022, marks the 235th anniversary of the Constitution. Our friends at The Heritage Foundation have developed an amazing resource for your family to celebrate and contemplate our nation’s founding document: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

Rob Gordon, former Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach at the Heritage Foundation, wrote the following message about this resource:

From the Preamble to the Twenty-Seventh Amendment, Heritage’s Guide to the Constitution is a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of every single clause in the Constitution.

What are some of the features of this excellent resource? It is:

Comprehensive‚ÄĒHeritage brought together one hundred of the nation‚Äôs best legal experts to create the only clause-by-clause examination of the Constitution and how they have been interpreted over the years.

Searchable‚ÄĒYou will not need Google to search the Constitution anymore. Search the entire document and hundreds of essays by the nation‚Äôs leading legal experts on the historical context, meaning, and judicial interpretation of each clause.

User-friendly‚ÄĒ This was designed with your mobile device in mind.

Teachable‚ÄĒYou do not need to go to law school to learn the Constitution. Teach yourself the Constitution with the teaching companion to the guide. The teaching companion covers every clause in the Constitution, summarizes each essay in the guide, and includes exercises and quizzes to facilitate understanding of the Constitution‚Äôs main concepts. It is a great resource for homeschooling families or high school students working on reports and debates.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is for anyone who hungers for a deeper understanding of our first principles and how they influence today’s debates.

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Excellence in Education on Constitution Day

On Constitution Day, September 17, Classical Conversations¬ģ communities around the country will host Excellence in Education (EiE) events.

An EiE event is a wonderful way to give a peek behind the curtain and create a positive perspective for those who might be unfamiliar with homeschooling. Community, church, business, and political leaders are invited to celebrate with the homeschool group.

EiE events are ideally held close to Constitution Day , which is celebrated on September 17 to commemorate the signing of our Constitution in 1787. Naturally, the Constitution of the United States is a great focal point for these EiE events. Students can read the Amendments aloud or enumerate them from memory, debate pressing topics, or diagram challenging language from the Constitution. Similar EiE events may also be held for Veterans Day in November and Presidents‚Äô Day in February, and activities arranged for those events can reflect their respective holidays.

Although this has long been a Classical Conversations event, any homeschool group can celebrate Constitution Day by hosting an event honoring our parental rights and homeschool freedoms. Consider hosting an Excellence in Education event in your community this Constitution Day!

Perhaps you’d even like to take your event to the state Capitol or make it part of your state’s Capitol Day? Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas.