August 30, 2012
NEH Constitution Day resources available for teachers

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has arranged special programming around Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Here’s how you can participate:

If you are a teacher:

  • Plan to have your class watch the September 17th live stream
  • Coordinate with other teachers/professors on your campus to organize a large watch party for students
  • Build lessons around curricula from NEH’s EDSITEment
  • Encourage your students to enter the NEH’s Student Contest
  • Share the Emancipation Timeline with your class
  • Make emancipation a central focus of your Civil War lessons this year

If you are a librarian/community leader:

  • Host a watch party for your community at a centrally located facility
  • Share online resources with interested community members

If you are a student:

  • Enter the NEH’s Student Contest
  • Work with faculty at your school to set up a watch party
  • Check out the Emancipation Timeline with links to NEH-funded films and websites

Click here to find information about this programming, lesson plans to help build this day into your syllabus, a student essay contest, and ways to connect with a large community of scholars.

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