Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 1787 Celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution
September 17 is here! ABOTA has a number of resources for Constitution Day. ABOTA has created 10 lesson plans on the Constitution that can be taught in one classroom period. They are available to download from the Scholastic web site at
Students throughout the country will be attending one of ABOTA’s James Otis Lectures on or around September 17:
Olympia, WA - May 1
Palm Beach, FL - September 3
Austin, TX - September 17
Boston, MA - September 17
Buffalo, NY - September 17
Jacksonville, FL - September 17
Tampa Bay  - September 17
Miami, FL - September 19
Columbia, SC - September 20
Santa Barbara, CA - September 21
Named for an early patriot lawyer, the James Otis Lectures feature distinguished presenters in conversation with high school students and teachers on current constitutional topics. For locations and times, please contact Brian Tyson, Executive Director, at or (214) 871-7523.
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ABOTA’s strategic partners are important to the success of civic education in America.
Education Partners
Center for Civic Education
National Constitution Center
National High School Mock Trial Championship
Scholastic, Inc. 
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
ABOTA Foundation Supporters
Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Florida Bar Foundation
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation
Indiana Bar Association
Kaul Foundation
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Michigan State Bar Foundation
Minnesota State Bar Foundation
South Carolina Bar Foundation, Inc.
Texas Bar Foundation