ERIC Number: EJ813453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Take Advantage of Constitution Day
McCune, Bonnie F.
Library Media Connection, v27 n1 p30-31 Aug-Sep 2008
The announcement of the mandate for Constitution and Citizenship Day shortly before September, 2005, probably led to groans of dismay. Not another "must-do" for teachers and schools already stressed by federal and state requirements for standardized tests, increasingly rigid curricula, and scrutiny from the public and officials. But the idea and its requirements sound an alert for school librarians and media specialists seeking opportunities to strut their stuff. In this article, the author discusses how librarians can take advantage of Constitution Day. School librarians can offer programs, displays, lessons plans, booklists, articles, and contests about the Constitution.
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Librarians, Bibliographies, Lesson Plans, Library Services, Exhibits, Competition, United States History, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution