Friday, July 17, 2009

August 22 workshop explores Civic Education through Constitution Day activities


Taking Liberties

A Celebration of America’s Constitutional Freedoms

Constitution Day in Your School and Classroom


Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

San Joaquin County Office of Education, 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA

K-12 Teachers and Administrators are invited


No Fee Required

Morning Refreshments and Lunch Provided

$100 stipend is available for teachers who attend the conference and

send evidence of implementing a Constitution Day activity in their classroom.


Keynote – Stephen R. Routh – CSU Stanislaus

“Drawing the Constitutional Line: Free Speech and Its Limits”



On Thursday, September 17, 2009, schools throughout America will celebrate our nation’s commitment to freedom at the official Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration in compliance with a 2005 federal law.


This conference will inspire educators about the importance of celebrating the oldest constitution in the world and the ideals and structures it has set for our nation to govern for the common good while protecting individual freedom. In addition to the session handouts, all participants will receive a CD of resources for implementing Constitution Day celebrations in their own schools.


Questions contact Connie Schaffer 209-468-9082 or


Register online at:



Veray Wickham

Community Involvement Coordinator/Regional Service Learning Lead

San Joaquin County Office of Education

(209) 468-9021


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