Constitution Day 2019

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! The date commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The federal government created several games, activities, and guides to help educators, students, and citizens learn more about our country’s Constitution and civic duties. Is your library interested in commemorating Constitution Day? Below are a list of resources and fun activities to help celebrate Constitution Day:

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) has a wealth of activities and resources, pulled together by their agency, and with the help of other depository libraries. The National Archives has put together a fun Constitution themed quiz to play. The Law Library of Congress features a useful overview of the history of the Constitution, as well as the history of the Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observance that includes citations and links to the official federal resolutions and laws. For children interesting in learning about the Constitution, Ben’s Guide has a learning adventure relating to the 1789 U.S. Constitution.

Make sure to visit the Indiana State Library’s display on Constitution Day on the 2nd floor of the building. The display was put together by a local DAR chapter in Indianapolis. In addition to the display, ISL will have free pocket-sized Constitutions to take, as well as fun print out activities (crosswords and word search games) for people to take and enjoy. If you have any questions about the Constitution or questions relating to citizenship, be sure to ask our Federal Documents Librarian.