Bill of Rights Art & Essay Contest Accepting Entries Through October 29
Sep 25 2023
Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, commemorating the official signing on September 17, 1787.
Foundation President & CEO Charles Dunlap was among distinguished speakers celebrating Constitution Day at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. “I am pleased to see this focus and energy on the importance of civics. I urge anyone interested in helping advance civics in Indiana to join both the Indiana Civics Coalition and the Indiana Business Alliance for Civics,” said Dunlap. Together, we will ensure Hoosiers have quality civic education and are civically active and engaged citizens- the bedrock of strong communities and effective government,” said Dunlap.
The Indiana Bar Foundation supports student learning of the Constitution through its We the People curriculum and annual statewide We the People competition. Learn more about the Foundation’s Civic Education Programs here.
Interested in serving as a volunteer judge during the upcoming We the People regional and state competitions? Anyone can do it. We provide the training. Learn more here.
Also, as part of Constitution Day, Indiana judges will meet with more than 3,000 Indiana students across the state. Additional information is available here.
For educators, the US Department of Education has a variety of lesson plans and other resources related to the Constitution available here.
The Center for Civic Education and iCivics have created a video series to help explain the Constitution.