Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Annual Constitution Day observance approaching

In about two weeks, Americans will celebrate the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

Each year, schools that receive federal funds must educate students about the Constitution on that day, although it will be Friday, Sept. 16, since the 17th is a Saturday this year.

Ohio civics teachers searching for potential activities may go to the iCivics Web site for resources. Here is the link: http://www.icivics.org/Constitution_Day. Teachers will find a lesson plan and a game for students to play. Have fun!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Take a field trip to the Supreme Court

If you’ve never visited the Supreme Court on a school field trip, now’s your chance. Today the court announced $30,000 for 100 grants so more schools can tour the Ohio Judicial Center, home of the Supreme Court.
Best of all, the neediest schools have the best chance of receiving a grant. The amount of grant money will depend on how far your school is from the Supreme Court.

Applications can only be submitted online by teachers and school administrators between Sept. 1-30 for the 2011-12 school year. Visit this link to access the application: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEZESnBfR21oaFZ5SWxJbU94bEZ5OHc6MQ.

Please don’t forget to let me know you’re visiting. I would love to meet you if I can.

Good luck!