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Green returns to Carter Traditional Elementary to help students learn the US Constitution

Tuesday September 15, 2009

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

For a second year, Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) will try to find out how well students at Carter Traditional Elementary know their US Constitution.

“This is a very important time in our country as the President and Congress are in debate over the issue of health care,” says Green. “In order to understand their roles in our government, you have to know about the document which is basis for how this democracy operates.”

Green will be a “Constitution Day” presenter at Carter on Wednesday, September 16th beginning at 11:00am.

. During the day she will spend 30 minutes doing a lesson on the Constitution. She will also give each student a pocket sized Constitution booklet. One student will receive the book “We the People” by Lynne Cheney, as the winner of a special drawing.

The Councilwoman first became involved with classes on the Constitution last year, when she assisted students with CATS testing. The U.S. Constitution is part of the core content covered on the CATS test for 5th Graders.

“I think it is important that local officials talk to children about the role of government on all levels,” says Green. “The US Constitution is one of our most important documents because it spells out our rights as citizens and what our government can and can not do.”

For more information about “Constitution Day”, contact Amy Hinton at Carter Traditional Elementary at 485-8225.

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