Also: Observe Constitution Day with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation‘s Great Books seminar, “A Conversation with the Constitution,” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Central Library, featuring Mayor Julián Castro, City Council Member (District 8) Ron Nirenberg, and Dr. Christopher Phillips, author of Constitution Café. Call 210-225-4728, ext. 10 for tickets. See also “A place to reflect on the Constitution”, Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, September 15, 2013.
It was an honor to present at BlogItSA! at Geekdom on Saturday. My topic was “Legal Issues for Bloggers” and I brought props to liven things up. The surprise hit was my pocket Constitution—surprising to me, because it seems normal to have a pocket Constitution lying around. My copy was produced by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1986; I got it for free when I was in law school.
Do you want your very own pocket Constitution? I found several low-cost sources online:
From the National Center for Constitutional Studies, send a self addressed envelope with $0.65 postage to
37777 W. Juniper Rd.
Malta, ID 83342
From ConstitutionFacts.com, send your request and a check for $3.00 made out to Oak Hill Publishing Company to
Oak Hill Publishing Company
Free Book Offer
Naperville, IL 60567
Of course there’s Amazon.com.
I get misty-eyed thinking about the United States Constitution; throughout American history, its principles have guided our (bumpy) progress towards greater justice and freedom. The pocket Constitution is a handy reference for lawyers, but it’s also an essential teaching tool for sharing these values with our kids.
Do you have tips for teaching history and civics to your kids? Please share in the comments.