First Annual, Live Read-Along of the
Bill of Rights
Over the Internet to the Nation
On December 15, 2013, The National Education Project, Inc. sponsored the first annual, live read-along of the Bill of Rights over the Internet to the entire nation.
This grand patriotic event required the work of many hands over several years, and there is a long list of those who deserve our thanks.
But we especially remember the encouragement and generosity of spirit of the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who, after retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, served on the Board of Directors of The National Education Project, Inc., first as an honorary member, and, later, as honorary Chairman of the Board.
Chief Justice Burger's gracious letter of acceptance is attached (please click here).To see the video of the first annual, live national read-along of the Bill of Rights over the Internet, please click on the birthday cake below.
AND PLEASE JOIN US FOR
* AMERICA’S GREAT NIGHT *
THE SECOND ANNUAL
LIVE NATIONAL READ-ALONG OF THE
BILL OF RIGHTS
OVER THE INTERNET TO THE ENTIRE NATION!
8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday,
December 15, 2014
The 223rd Birthday of the Bill of Rights
* FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS *
JOIN US AND READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS ALONG
WITH YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS
Just log on to our website (www.National-Education-Project.org) right from your home at 8:30 p.m. EST, Monday, December 15, 2014!
Can’t find your copy of the Bill of Rights? For your FREE COPY of the Bill of Rights, please click on the image below.
Click to Enlarge and Print
This is the National Education Project’s “Refrigerator Door Bill of Rights,” which has already been downloaded in all 50 states and in 64 countries around the world.
Children sign the “Refrigerator Door Bill of Rights” on Page 2, add their school picture (kids love that part!), and then post this great document on the family’s refrigerator door (hence, the name), where it serves as an enduring reminder to everyone in the home of the rights and liberties of all Americans.
And please accept our invitation to you and your family and friends to read the Bill of Rights along with your fellow Americans from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Here’s what you need to know:
- At precisely 8:30 p.m. EST, on Monday, December 15, 2014, the National Education Project will hold the “Second Annual, Live National Read-Along of the Bill of Rights.”
- Schoolchildren in Washington, D.C., will read the 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights, broadcast over the Internet to the entire nation.
- At the very same time, every child in America will be invited to read the Bill of Rights along with our children in Washington, D.C. And right from your home!
- Although this program will originate from Washington, D.C., there will be NO SPEECHES (we promise!), just a national, live read-along of the grand old magnificent Bill of Rights by millions of Americans.
- And, since Monday, December 15, 2014, is a school night, we expect the reading of the Bill of Rights to end around 9:00 p.m.
This magnificent patriotic event will rank as one of the greatest moments in the history of the United States of America, and one of the most important events in your lifetime.
Those who wrote the Bill of Rights 223 years ago would certainly agree. The Founding Fathers knew that if you did not have a printed copy of the Bill of Rights actually in your hands you could not possibly know your liberties as an American.
And if you did not know your rights (e.g., freedom of speech, press, and religion; the right to a speedy and public trial, etc.), it was only a matter of time before you would certainly lose those rights.
Using the power of the Internet, we are able, for the first time in history, to place free copies of the Bill of Rights into the hands of millions of children all across the country so they will fully realize their most important inheritance as Americans: The rights and liberties that no one can ever take away.
Given the plain love that Americans have for the Bill of Rights, we think that millions of families will gather around their computers at 8:30 p.m. on December 15, 2014, and join their fellow Americans in a live, national reading of the Bill of Rights over the Internet, something that has happened only once before in the history of the country.
This grand national patriotic event is being sponsored by The National Education Project, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Kindly note that The National Education Project, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political organization, and the Project does not recommend or encourage any particular interpretation of The Constitution of the United States or the Bill of Rights.
The Project simply offers to all parties free copies of the "Refrigerator Door Bill of Rights," so that children may learn their liberties as Americans and have in their homes in full view for everyone to see the great document that for over 200 years has protected the rights and liberties of us all.
Please Click Here to download your free copy of the Bill of Rights, some of the most powerful and majestic words ever written by a free people.
And we cordially invite you and your family to read the Bill of Rights along with your fellow Americans from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Just log on at 8:30 p.m. to www.National-Education-Project.org and join us for this grand, grand night!
The 9th annual "National Constitution Day Celebration on the Mall" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, September 14, 2014:
The Constitution of the United States celebrates its 227th birthday in September 2014, and, to help mark this great event, The National Education Project, Inc. is sponsoring the 9th annual "National Constitution Day Celebration on the Mall" in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, September 14, 2014.*
Modeled after the Fourth of July program on the Mall each year, this annual Constitution Day celebration is a non-partisan, non-political patriotic event, which is free and open to all, and devoted solely to a grand public celebration of The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.
Please plan to join us at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014, to hear a word-for-word, public reading of the entire Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights, some of the most powerful and majestic words ever written by a free people.
We are gathering at the foot of the United States Capitol Building on the west side, next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Please see the red box on the map below.
You and your family and friends would be most welcome.
Our Constitution Day program in past years included all of the following activities, and we are planning to have the same basic program for the Constitution Day celebration in Washington D.C., on Sunday, September 14, 2014:
- Fife & drum corps musical prelude; a military Color Guard; the Pledge of Allegiance; The Star Spangled Banner.
- A fife and drum corps leading the children on a "Fun Walk" around the Mall.
- A word-for-word public reading from the main stage of the entire United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
- Face painting, a juggling clown, a magician, and storytelling for the kids.
- Plus, free American flags, pocket-size copies of The United States Constitution, commemorative wristbands, and copies of the National Education Project's "Three Constitutions" poster.
- A concert to end the 2014 Constitution Day celebration, with everyone singing God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and Auld Lang Syne.
For a sample copy of the "Program of Events" for the "National Constitution Day Celebration on the Mall" in Washington D.C., please Click Here.
Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers, reads the Bill of Rights.
To see the video, please Click Here.
To see photographs from previous Constitution Day Celebrations in Washington, D.C., please Click Here.
Preparations for the September 14, 2014, Constitution Day celebration on the Mall are well underway. In addition to the general public, including Washington-area schoolchildren, we will be inviting most of official Washington to this event, including:
- Representatives of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government
- All members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives
- Service personnel from all branches of the U.S. military
- All members of the Washington diplomatic community
- Local government and school officials, as well as their families and staff
- National and local media will also be invited to attend.
Invitation To You & Your Family & Friends:
We happily extend to you, and your family and friends, a cordial invitation to attend the National Education Project's 9th annual "National Constitution Day Celebration on the Mall" in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, September 14, 2014. You would be most welcome.
Until then, we will be revising this page with program updates for the September 14 Constitution Day celebration, so please check back here periodically during 2014.
For further information, please call: 202-543-3500
Or contact us by e-mail: Director@National-Education-Project.org
* Kindly note: Constitution Day actually falls on September 17, the day The Constitution of the United States was signed in 1787.
However, to make it convenient for the largest number of people, especially children, to attend our celebration on the Mall each year, the National Education Project will always hold the event on the Sunday immediately before September 17.
Goal 2 The National Education Project's National Literacy Program
Regarding the vast problem of illiteracy facing this country, the National Education Project proposes to:
- Raise reading and math scores across entire cities by providing reliable and effective tutors on a massive scale to elementary school children who must have this help if they are to master the basic literacy skills required for employment in a technological economy;*
- Establish these tutoring programs on a city-wide scale in city after city all across the country; and
- Provide tutors on such a massive scale as to create a rebirth of learning throughout America that will rival the Golden Age of Pericles.
* It goes without saying that Americans who can't read, can't read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Are the tutors from this Project effective? All of our tutors work under the direct supervision of elementary school classroom teachers, who provide written evaluations of the effectiveness of the tutors at the end of each semester.
Here, for example, is what a 2nd grade public school classroom teacher in Chicago had to say after just one semester of tutoring:
"Bill [the tutor] was a very positive force in both Gregory's and Bernard's school year. He motivated the boys with stories, guided activities, and games. The boys felt very special because they had Bill as their tutor.
"Gregory gained 1 year and 8 months in reading. Bernard gained 1 year and 1 month in math."
Click Here to find out how the National Education Project can produce similar results in elementary schools throughout your city.