Media Resource

Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long hot summer of discussion, debate and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document. In this video, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Peede discusses the lasting importance of the Constitution and how the NEH and EDSITEment continue to support programming around this founding document.

Classroom Connections

EDSITEment's Teacher's Guide for Commemorating Constitution Day includes lesson plans, NEH-funded programs, Spanish language resources, and student interactives. Looking for a lesson activity specific for Constitution Day on September 17th? Our A Day for the Constitution lesson asks students to analyze the Preamble, includes digital media, and offers a variety of assessment ideas for students to choose from. EDSITEment is also a charter member of the Civics Renewal Network, a consortium of over thirty organizations committed to developing high-quality, free resources for civics education.