Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day, celebrating one of the founding documents for America’s form of government. You can see the Bill of Rights in Washington, D.C., where the Charters of Freedom—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights— are on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. You’ll find replicas of these documents on display at schools and offices around Gwinnett County. And classroom lessons about the Bill of Rights and the country’s other key documents are embedded in GCPS’ Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum throughout the year and in all grades.
If you’d like to refresh your memory about the document that gave us many of the rights and personal freedoms that Americans enjoy today, look for cool resources from the Bill of Rights Institute, the National Constitution Center, and in the National Archives. There’s a video in the “Constitution Hall Pass” series that explores the origin of our Constitution’s first 10 amendments. And check out historical documents that inspired the amendments, part of the Interactive Constitution site.