AIR DATE: Thursday, January 6, 2011
Reading of the U.S. Constitution (1 hr. 30 min.)
135 Lawmakers, from both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives, took turns reading the U.S. Constitution during the opening of the second day of the 112th Congress.
KEYWORDS: Legislative Branch, House of Representatives, US Constitution

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FEATURED RESOURCES

September 17 - Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they had created. Every year, on the anniversary of this date, students all around the country observe the date by studying and learning about the U.S. Constitution.
 

C-SPAN Classroom has a number of helpful resources to help you teach your students about the Constitution.


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FEATURED COMPETITION

Announcing C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Competition

C-SPAN is excited to announce the launch of this year’s StudentCam competition. Now in its eleventh year, this national contest invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to create a 5-7 minute documentary, based on the theme:
 

“The Three Branches & You"
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.”.

Competition requirements include:
 

  • Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.
  • Documentaries must contain a small amount of supporting C-SPAN footage.
  • Entries must show varying sides of the issue.
  • Students must submit their entry form and video by January 20, 2015.
For more information, visit: www.studentcam.org

 

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