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August 2014: Constitution Day Special Announcement


Constitution Day is September 17

The National Endowment for the Humanities through EDSITEment, the website for K-12 educators and their students, is a member of the Civics Renewal Network, an alliance of 26 government and nonprofit organizations that share the belief that understanding the Constitution plays a vital role in creating knowledgeable and engaged citizens.

Join the Civics Renewal Network on Constitution Day, September 17, for the “Preamble Challenge,” a social media civics event when students and schools around the country will join in reading the Preamble to the Constitution.

The Network's new one-stop website raises the visibility of civics education by providing

The EDSITEment staff looks forward to talking with you about how your council can become involved in this vital long-term project. Please stop by to talk with EDSITEment director Carol Peters and Mabel McKinney Browning, Director of the Division for Public Education at the American Bar Association,during the Marketplace for Ideas at the National Humanities Conference in Philadelphia on October 31.

National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506
202.606.8254, main number — 202.606.8365, fax

Edie Manza, director, 202.606.8257 [ about ]
Kathleen Mitchell, senior program officer, 202.606.8302 [ about ]
Meg Ferris McReynolds, program officer, 202.208.7100 [ about ]
Shirley Newman, program assistant, 202.606.8254 [ about ]

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