Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Constitution Day Theme Centers on Jury Service

With many Ohio schools back in session, civics teachers may be interested in an off-the-shelf resource offered by the United States Courts Web site.

In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, this year’s theme centers on jury service, an obligation and privilege of American citizens. According to the Web site, schools that receive public funds are required by federal law to provide education about the Constitution on that day.

The lesson plan offers jury service resources, a podcast from students and background information about serving on a jury. Click here to access the site. Have fun learning about what it means to serve on a jury and celebrating the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.