A partnership between the Washington Crossing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Friends of Washington Crossing Park (FWCP) is celebrating Constitution Day, Sept. 17, by offering online education about the United States Constitution.
Their combined efforts have created and launched the “Constitution Compendium,” a web page offering a collection of educational resources and information about the U.S. Constitution at https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/constitution-compendium.
Constitution Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 to mark the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. It is part of Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, a national week of recognition started by the DAR in 1955.
The “Constitution Compendium” was created to inform and inspire the general public but also to help teachers because schools that receive U.S. federal funds are required to offer education about the U.S. Constitution. Thus, in addition to general information, lists of suggested reading and web resources, and some unique coloring pages, the page has a strong classroom component.