Freedom Day 2016
*Please note that all of the EVENING PROGRAMS beginning at 4:30 p.m. are SOLD OUT but the day time activities are still open to the public.
Visit the Constitution Center on Freedom Day to participate in activities for visitors of all ages, including:
Flag Raising Ceremony
Kick of the day with a patriotic flag raising ceremony.
First Amendment Workshop
Students will study primary sources to see how Americans have expressed their rights to speech, religion, assembly, and petition throughout history.
10 & 11 AM, 1 & 2 PM
Bank of America Family Theater
Living News is an interactive performance that modernizes the Constitution, focusing on the controversial issues we face today through the stories of ordinary people. It introduces a variety of constitutional issues, encouraging students to think about where they stand.
Decoding the Documents: The Founding Documents
George H.W. Bush Gallery
Visitors to our Constituting Liberty Exhibit can get an up-close look at our rare and treasured copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Who wants to be a “Bill-ionaire?”
After a fun-filled visit learning about the Constitutions, visitors will show off what they’ve learned at our fast-paced Bill of Rights Quiz Show.
Freedom Day Talkback Wall
Grand Hall Lobby
Visitors can respond to the question “What’s your idea to celebrate freedom?” by adding their comments to our giant talkback wall.
Preamble Scramble, Amendment Match-Up, and Craft Activities
Grand Hall Lobby
At activity tables, kids can make arts and craft projects, and solve puzzles. They will race against their friends as they place the segments of the Constitution’s preamble in the correct order, or match up the right freedoms with the correct amendments.
Interactive Constitution Workshops
Staff will lead students and teachers through the center’s newest online tool, the Interactive Constitution.
Courts in the Community: Judge Chats
10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Conversations with schoolchildren and federal judges of the Third Circuit.
ConSource-Harlan Institute Virtual Supreme Court Debate Final
Finalists from nationwide competition compete in the championship round.
For more information about Freedom Day events at the National Constitution Center, or to find out how you can register for the evening programs, please contact Kate Maloney at [email protected] or 215-409-6664.
For more information about Freedom Day events at the National Constitution Center, or to find out more about how you can participate, please contact Kate Maloney at [email protected] or 215-409-6664.
Freedom Day Activities Across the Nation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. MIT Debate Watch Party and Parliamentary Debate: “This house regrets the mass collection of phone data by the NSA.” April 12th at 7 P.M. Room 26-314
Brown University,Providence, RI. Debating Union Freedom Day Debate https://www.facebook.com/events/1743749515871931/ April 11th at 6:00 PM Salomon 202
Yale University, New Haven CT. Yale Debate Association; Yale Political Union, Yale ACLU Debate: Should private universities bar national media reporting of on-campus student protests? April 13 at 5:00 PM LC 102
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Law School American Civil Liberties Union Chapter Watch Party and Post-Event Discussion with Law Students and Alumni. April 13 TKTK
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Temple Debate Society, Temple Political Science Society, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, and Black Law Student Association Watch Party and Moderated Round Table Discussions. April 13 at 4:30 PM
National Museum of America Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA. 4th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited http://www.nmajh.org/freedomseder/
National Constitution Center Philadelphia, PA. Freedom Day Activities, Panels & Debates. http://constitutioncenter.org/debate/freedom-day/
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. AEI Executive Council Watch Parties and Panel Discussions April 13 6:00-8:00 PM
Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, TN. Watch Parties and discussion groups in school districts throughout Tennessee.