Civic Value: Leadership


Honor the legacy of two of our greatest presidents by focusing on the Constitution and freedom of speech. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both understood the importance of our Constitution and the role that all citizens must play in protecting it and taking responsibility for the government we want. Now more than ever, we want to model this belief and pass it on to our children and grandchildren. 


Choose a ceremony to read out loud or adapt for your group. At a time when less than 25% of all students know the three branches of government and 70% of American adults cannot pass a basic civic literacy test, we can all benefit from civics conversations in our homes and schools. Holidays give us time to talk: we can create lasting memories with brief ceremonies and shared stories.

When we discuss how the Constitution has impacted our lives, we pass on important lessons. We become a bridge from our country's past and present to our future. The actions our discussions inspire become part of our nation's story.


User-friendly ceremonies to make your holiday more memorable and fun

A range of activities and suggestions to enrich your holiday celebration

Connect heart, mind, and hands to make a one of a kind holiday keepsake

Additional resources including holiday timelines, booklists, other websites and more

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