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Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Court History and
Public Education Programs

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Sarah Kidwell
Outreach Coordinator

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on Public History

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Courts in the Classroom > Lesson Plans & Materials > Constitution & Citizenship Day > Constitution and Citizenship Day (2012) Constitution and Citizenship Day (2012)

2012 Event

The Indiana Supreme Court is having a contest for a justice to visit your classroom in celebration of Constitution Day 2012.  Get teacher resources and supporting materials for Constitution Day.

Contest Winners

Ten Indiana schools will get a visit from an Indiana Supreme Court Justice as winners of Courts in the Classroom's statewide contest in celebration of Constitution Day. The winning teachers and schools are:


Michael Potts Brown County Junior High Nashville, IN
Rebekah Sims and Barb Kelp Brown County High School Special Services Nashville, IN
Bryan Fountain Burris Elementary School Mitchell, IN
Denise Hay Clarks Creek Elementary School Plainfield, IN
Corey Berry Hoosier Academy Virtual School Indianapolis, IN
Chris Cavanaugh Plainfield High School Plainfield, IN
Riley Johnson New Tech Academy Wayne High School Fort Wayne, IN
David Yarde Northcrest Elementary School Fort Wayne, IN
Jamie Rickard Northwest High School Indianapolis, IN
Janice Apple and Martha Nice Throop Elementary School Paoli, IN

Contest Details

Would you like an Indiana Supreme Court Justice to visit your classroom?

In celebration of Constitution Day 2012, Chief Justice Brent Dickson and Associate Justices Steven David and Mark Massa will visit three Indiana classrooms. Each Justice will visit one classroom, grades 4-12, on either Wednesday, September 19 or Friday, September 21, 2012.

To be considered for one of the visits, all you have to do is write a short email explaining why you would like a justice to visit your classroom and what type of activity you would like the justice to participate in with your class. This contest is open to educators from across the state teaching grades 4-12.

Constitution Day is celebrated each September 17th in recognition of the signing of the U. S. Constitution in 1787. Each year, organizations like Courts in the Classroom work to provide opportunities for students and the general public to learn more about the history of the Constitution. While in your classroom, the justices might talk about the Constitution, work with students on a Constitution Day project, or participate in an activity created/suggested by the winning teacher/class—it is up to you. There is no better way for your students to learn about the Constitution than talking with the people who study and apply it each and every day.

Please include your name, school name, school address, phone number, grade level, and number of students. Submissions are due no later than Monday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. Please remember, the dates of the visits are Wednesday, September 19th or Friday, September 21st. Time of the visit will be determined by the winning teachers.

Entries should be sent to  Courts in the Classroom staff will contact the winning teacher by Tuesday September 4, 2012.


For any questions about this contest or other Courts in the Classroom activities, please email or call 317-232-2550.