About This Constitution Day Site
The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency established to promote knowledge of human history, thought, and culture. For more than thirty years, educators and students throughout the nation have benefited from NEH grants that create and preserve knowledge, identify and disseminate reliable learning resources, and empower teachers through professional development programs.
EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom.
On Constitution Day 2002, President George W. Bush announced We the People, an NEH initiative to explore significant events and themes in our nation's history, and to share these lessons with all Americans.
Additional Credits: EDSITEment has been made possible through generous funding from the Marco Polo Foundation since 1997, and currently from the Verizon Foundation. Opening animation voice-over was graciously provided by Aaron Lewis. Interactive Christy painting was provided to NEH through the courtesy of Professor Gordon Lloyd and the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University, in conjunction with Teaching American History.org.