Area attorneys to teach high schoolers about Constitution.

September 8, 2015

LUDINGTON — Members of the Mason-Lake Bar Association will be teaching Ludington High School students about the Constitution in observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2015. Area attorneys will volunteer their time to come into 10th and 11th grade classrooms, said Ludington attorney Melissa Stowe-Lloyd.

Stowe-Lloyd said she has been working with the LHS history department. The 10th grade history classes will learn about the 14th Amendment and its guarantee to equal protection under the law while the 11th grade classes will learn about the 4th Amendment and its protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

“In working to bring Constitution Day into the classrooms, the background for these activities is that September 17 is the date in 1787 when 39 men signed the Constitution in Philadelphia,” Stowe-Lloyd said. “In 2005, a federal law sponsored by Senator Robert Byrd declared September 17 to be Constitution Day and required that every federally funded school teach the Constitution on that day.  Therefore, this year on Thursday, September 17 will be filled with lessons about one of our nation’s most treasured documents, the Constitution.”

 

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