Wyoming attorneys to educate 5th graders about U.S. Constitution
by Wyoming State Bar
April 23, 2011
The Wyoming State Bar today announced that on April 29th Wyoming lawyers will be visiting nearly every fifth-grade classroom in the state to give a one-hour presentation about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments. The program is known as Liberty Day.
Founded in 1996, Liberty Day is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), nonpartisan effort which spans the nation and is dedicated to educating all Americans, but especially the next generation, about the contents of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Last year, pilot programs took place in Sublette and Teton Counties. Both were a great success. Due to that success, Wyoming will be the first state in the country to undertake this project as a statewide effort.
"We are very excited to have this program delivered in all 23 counties this year," said Brian Hultman, Jackson attorney and President of the Wyoming State Bar. "I’m impressed with the great response from the lawyers in the state as well as the teachers and administrators. It’s important to embark on these opportunities for outreach, education and volunteerism, and the Bar is proud to do it."
Wyoming’s approximate 7,000 fifth-grade students will each receive a pocket-sized booklet containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The Bar was able to obtain the booklets at $1.00 each from a non-profit organization. Teachers will also receive lesson plan materials and access to Liberty Day’s online Teacher Resource Suite.
Among the lawyers participating in the program on April 29th will be Governor Matt Mead as well as Steve Easton, the Dean of the University of Wyoming College of Law.
Anyone interested in further information about Liberty Day activities in Wyoming should contact Brian Hultman, President of the Wyoming State Bar, at (307) 773-4012 ext. 8612. Those seeking general information about Liberty Day should visit www.libertyday.org or call 866-718-3434.