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Gearing up for Constitution Day

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Constitution Day falls on Sept. 17, a weekend. Still, Congress requires all public schools to set aside on day during the week of Sept. 17 to teach all students about the U.S. Constitution and citizenship.

Though compliance is mandatory, the implementation is left to local districts. There are lots of resources for teaching about the Constitution. In addition, the Iowa Department of Education has partnered with the state’s Judicial Branch and Bar Association for a Sept. 20 event in which students will have an opportunity to watch justices listening to arguments of real court cases. The event will be livestreamed.

If your district is planning something special to celebrate Constitution Day or you have any questions, contact Stefanie Wager, social studies consultant, at, or 515-725-7842. If you have legal questions about the matter, contact

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 29, 2020 at 4:38pm.