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    #243452 - 08/07/18 08:14 PM 6 wks & counting... Constituting America
    indigo Offline
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    Registered: 04/27/13
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    As summer vacation winds down, and gifted kids may be looking for a project to dig into, Constitution Day (Sept 17) is just 6 weeks away. That also marks the final day for students of all ages to enter the annual "We the Future" competition sponsored by Constituting America.

    The last few weeks of summer vacation may be a good time to create a contest entry.

    Competition levels for 2018 include elementary, middle, high school, college/university, graduate/law school.
    New categories for 2018 include: teacher, short film, and senior adult essay.

    Past winners are shown here.

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    #243857 - 09/16/18 12:50 PM Re: 6 wks & counting... Constituting America [Re: indigo]
    indigo Offline
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    Registered: 04/27/13
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    Happy Constitution Day, USA. (Monday, September 17, 2018)

    Past entries in Constituting America's annual "We the Future" competition make great supplemental educational resources, highlighting gifts and talents of a diverse group of students: https://vimeo.com/channels/constitutionday

    Originally Posted By: list in an email notice
    Educational Videos: Students Talking To Students (all under 5-minutes!)
    Are We A Republic or Democracy?
    What Does "Checks & Balances" Mean?
    How to Propose An Amendment
    Why Is The First Amendment Important?
    How To Have A Civil, Civic Conversation
    How Does The Constitution Help You Achieve Your Dreams?

    Music Video Links
    "It's A Shame" Official College Music Video
    “Means to Me” Official High School Music Video
    “The Right Solution” Official Middle School Music Video
    “Constitutional” Official Middle School Music Video (great for elementary schoolers!)

    Student Original Works!
    "It's An American Thing!" (30-second Public Service Announcement)
    The Constitution Through Emojis! (College Short Film)

    More videos:
    - Our Constitution really does rock (part 1 - the preamble)
    - "We the Future" past winners
    - vimeo - Constituting America
    - Good morning Texas(TV Show): Caleb, Kirk, Jonathan - "Let Me Believe"
    - youtube - behind the scenes with Caleb, Kirk, Jonathan
    - youtube - Constituting America

    This year, past award-winners of the "We the Future" competition were been invited to Washington DC to perform on Constitution Day. The event was live-streamed, and a recording is now available at this link: DoE - Constitution Day Event 2018 Unfortunately, the sound quality is not great.

    Other links:
    2017 post for Constitution Day
    2016 post for "We The Future" competition and for Constitution Day
    2015 post for Constitution Day - compare "rights" acknowledged in various countries around the world
    Library of Congress: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

    Lots of resources... every child can learn something new. smile

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