Judiciary of Guam Celebrates Constitution Day at Island’s Public Middle Schools

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Guam – The Judiciary of Guam will be visiting the island’s public middle schools today in celebration of Constitution Day.

 

Each year on September 17, Constitution Day is celebrated across the United States to commemorate the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Ten years ago, Congress mandated that all federally funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the Constitution on that day.

This Constitution Day, the Judiciary of Guam is sending several of its attorneys and judicial officers to Agueda Johnston, Oceanview, Astumbo and Oceanview Middle schools to engage with eighth grade students in an interactive lesson on the United States Constitution.  This outreach event is one of the many ways the Judiciary provides law-related education to the island’s youth, furthering the Judiciary’s goals of increasing public understanding of the rule of law and fostering civic-mindedness in our future leaders. 

This year’s Constitution Day theme, “The Bill of Rights,” provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, reflect on the many ways that the guarantees contained in the Bill of Rights affect their lives, and appreciate that they live in a country that recognizes these rights.