The Constitutional Sources Project Constitution Week Celebration with David McCulloughMay 12, 2011
I encourage everyone to attend this wonderful event. The Constitutional Sources Project cordially invites you and 6-9 students of your choice to listen to America’s finest storyteller, David McCullough, at the National Archives William G. McGowan Theater on Tuesday September 13, 2011. Through the Verizon Foundation’s generous sponsorship, Mr. McCullough will teach a diverse group of teachers, students and community leaders about the 1787 Constitutional Convention in an effort to help America’s youth understand the dynamic collaborative process which elevated the creation of government from violent regime change to constitution-creation by the rule of law. His address will be recorded and made available on ConSource.org and through Channel One Connection, a network of 400,000 teachers and 6 million students nationwide, for teachers’ use on September 16 to meet federal requirements to teach the Constitution on Constitution Day. After his remarks, teachers and students may participate in document analysis exercises in the Boeing Learning Center of the National Archives and tour other exhibits. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. Please be seated by 9:45 a.m. The Constitutional Sources Project has created the most comprehensive free online library of primary sources related to the Constitution and indexed by constitutional clause. Students, teachers, scholars, attorneys, judges, lawmakers, and most importantly “We the People” can access it freely at www.ConSource.org. Please RSVP by June 1, 2011 to me at eleesha.tucker -at- ConSource.org indicating (1) the number of students you will be bringing to Mr. McCullough’s address (2) if you will involve your students in a 30 minute Boeing Learning Center document analysis activity and (3) if you will explore exhibits at the National Archives including the Charters of Freedom at the Rotunda.