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Other Special Programs for Students and Teachers

​​​​​​​Globe.pngConstitution Day

Constitution Day takes place on September 17th every​ year. All agencies receiving federal funds commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on or about September 17th. The Orange County Department of Education and partner organizations offer a number of resources and events for teachers and students.

The People v. Goldie Locks Lesson Plans: Download

Heroes Hall

Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event Center is a free, permanent, year-round museum with exhibitions, performances and educational programs that celebrate the legacy of Orange County veterans and others who have served our nation. The two-story exhibition space will rotate themes semi-annually with each focusing on an aspect of the personal stories and experiences of veterans.

​Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Schools are invited to participate in the 21st Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest. Participating schools may submit a total of three entries (art, film, prose or poetry) from three individual students in the following categories: art,film, prose, and/or poetry. Students will be eligible to win a first prize award of $400 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win a first prize of $200 each.​ First-place student winners in the United States, their parent/guardians, and teachers will be invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip to visit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Museum of Tolerance, the Japanese American National Museum, and other sites in Los Angeles, as well as to meet with members of The 1939 Society, a community of Holocaust survivors, descendants and friends. Funding permitting, this invitation will also be posted on Chapman University's contest website. For more information or to view previous winning entries, visit or e-mail​.

National Endowment of the Humanities Grants

NEH offers a variety of grants programed to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality of work to promote humanities.

National Endowment of the Humanities Grants​

Teaching about the Holocaust: Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education

Every year the United States Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC), will present "Teaching about the Holocaust: Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education, a three-day teacher professional development forum. The program will take place at USC and is offered free to teachers. More information can be found by visiting United States Holocaust Memorial Museum​ website.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation​