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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Horace Mann Laboratory School

Fifth and sixth grade students presented a plethora of facts about the United States Constitution during a Constitution Day program Thursday morning at Horace Mann Laboratory School. Constitution Day is observed annually on Sept. 17. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Advancement)

Sept. 17, 2010

Horace Mann, Northwest students present Constitution Day programs

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Fifth and sixth grade students at Horace Mann Laboratory School on Thursday morning shared their knowledge about the United States Constitution during a short program at the school.

One-by-one, the students stepped to a podium in the school's gymnasium and presented interesting facts about the Constitution. Students noted the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest among national constitutions and that James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution." Students also summarized the Constitution's articles and amendments.

The students closed the presentation by singing the "Constitution Preamble" from "Schoolhouse Rock!"

Constitution Day is observed annually on Sept. 17, marking the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Students in Northwest's Constitutional Law class presented a program Thursday night that addressed common facts and myths about the Constitution. Students also discussed its relevance to current political controversies, including healthcare, immigration and the legal status of corporations.

Horace Mann Laboratory School and Early Care and Education Laboratory Center is an innovative program that provides a clinical experience for pre-service teachers, and a diverse and interactive learning environment for children ages 3 through sixth grades. Housed in Brown Hall, Horace Mann Laboratory School is a kindergarten-sixth grade school with about 130 students.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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