Kids learn about the Constitution through a virtual scavenger hunt
This year, the Fort Payne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating Constitution Week with a virtual scavenger hunt for kids.
Kids in kindergarten to eighth grade can go to www.NapervilleConstitutionWeek.com to participate in one of three scavenger hunt levels. They will be given age appropriate websites where they can "hunt" for the answers to questions about the Constitution. When kids have finished the scavenger hunt, they will be able to print out a fun certificate.
"We hope that we can provide a fun resource for families that are participating in online learning this fall," said DAR member Emily Deahr. "This is a great way for kids to learn more about our nation's most important document."
Constitution Week is celebrated each year from Sept. 17-23. The week commemorates the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
The Daughters of the American Revolution first petitioned congress to set aside this week as a national observance in 1955. Congress adopted the resolution in 1956 and President Eisenhower signed it into law.
This is a time dedicated each year to learning more about the document that is the basis of our government and to celebrate the freedom it gives us. You can learn more about the Constitution by going to www.archives.gov.
One of the largest patriotic women's organizations in the world, DAR has more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country and several foreign countries. DAR members promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service and more.
For additional information about DAR and its relevant mission, visit www.dar.org.