Today, Friday, September 17th, 2021 marks Constitution Day! Every September 17th, on the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, we commemorate the signing of this document, which protects individual freedom, and the fundamental principles that govern the United States. To help our students celebrate the day, we’ve put together important facts and activities on their Online Student Resource Center (OSRC) under the Smith Library module in Canvas to help you understand how the document relates to our world today. WCUI Students we invite you to complete the activities and enter the raffle to win a prize!
WCUI Constitution Day Activities for Students
What Will You Find in the OSRC Constitution Day 2021 Page:
- 10 Constitution Day Facts – Read them all on the OSRC!
- Know Your Rights! Download the Interactive Constitution app created by the National Constitution Center – This app holds a full analysis of the first 15 amendments to the Constitution and the articles, so you can learn more about the rights you have as a citizen. Find links to download the app from the Apple store or Google Play in the OSRC – Constitution Day 2020 page.
- 2021 Liberty Medal Ceremony – A Tribute to Two Freedom Fighters: Jimmy Lai and Loujain al-Hathloul – Join September 17, 2021, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai and Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul will receive the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center during a live broadcast at 3:00 p.m. PST. This 33rd annual award will be given to Jimmy Lai and Loujain al-Hathloul for their courage and conviction in exercising the fundamental rights of freedom of speech, nonviolent resistance, and peaceful dissent. To learn more, visit the National Constitution Center’s website and sign up for a reminder to join the broadcast on Friday, Sept 17th at 3:00 pm PST!
- Take a Dance Break with the Schoolhouse Rock – Watch “The Preamble” by Schoolhouse Rock video which helps explain the purpose of the Constitution in a catchy way. After watching the video, explore the Constitution Day page in the OSRC to learn more about why the Constitution is important today and play online games to test your knowledge.
- Raffle Time! – Fill out the form on the OSRC – Constitution Day 2021 page to enter to win a prize. One winner will be selected at each campus!
Where is the Constitution Day 2021 Page?
In Canvas, in the WCUI + Smith Chason Online Student Resource Center (OSRC) under the LRC : The Neville C.W. Smith, M.D/ Memorial Library; shown below, so you can continue to refer to this information even after Constitution Day: