September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to the classroom for use on Constitution Day and year-round.
EiE, the award-winning curriculum division of the Museum of Science, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners. Today’s children need to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, communicators, and collaborators—whether preparing for STEM-related careers or to contribute as world citizens. EiE’s preK–8 curricula encourage all children, including those from underrepresented groups, to envision a future in STEM.
The Second Step Elementary digital program offers a research-based approach to social–emotional learning (SEL) that allows for consistency from classroom to classroom and easily scales across schools and districts.
Through the National Youth Summit, the National Museum of American History offers classrooms the opportunity to wrestle with history and take on challenging conversations, setting the stage for ongoing discussions through the school.
From September 17 to October 3, 2021, the National Mall in Washington, DC, will be covered by more than 620,000 white flags, each about a foot tall, representing the American lives lost to COVID-19 and holding written memories from loved ones. Visitors will be invited to personalize flags for some they have lost. The installation will also have a virtual component.