Students learn about the Constitution and brighten up the school with their red, white, and blue
In observance of Constitution Day this September, the Hamilton campus of the Harris School of Business showed their patriotic spirit with red, white, and blue decorations just about everywhere! Streamers hung from the ceilings. Bulletin boards were decorated with American flags. Students and staff dressed in our country’s colors.
And as every Harris student knows, no celebration is complete without the model skeleton. For Constitution Day, the skeleton wore an Uncle Sam hat and a red tie, and seemed to welcome students into class that day.
The day also involved learning about our country’s history. Each year, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, which is the day that the Constitution was signed in 1787. Students learned that it is the 227th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. They also viewed copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and talked about some of the freedoms that these documents provide to U.S. citizens.
One creative group of students even connected Constitution Day with their studies in their Medical Assistant program, where they are learning about human anatomy and the heart. They drew a picture of a human heart and its main arteries, and fashioned it into a map that shows all the states in the United States. They called it the “Heart of America.”
“The day was a success. In addition to being a patriotic celebration, it also helped to reinforce how fortunate we are to be living in a country where individuals’ rights are protected by the Constitution,” says April Lupinacci, campus director at the Hamilton campus.
The Harris School of Business was proud to be able to celebrate Constitution Day with its students, and to bring a little fun and civic learning into the classroom. If you are interested in learning more about the career-focused programs at the Harris School, take a moment to complete our online form, and we will be happy to get in touch with you.