Other Special Programs for Students and Teachers

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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.

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation - OC Annual Constitution Day Event for High School Students, learn more!

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

School 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 parents/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 extended to first-place students living outside of the United States. In addition, first-place student entries will be posted on Chapman University’s contest website.  For more information or to view previous winning entries, visit http://www.chapman.edu/holocaust-arts-contest or email cioffi@chapman.edu.

National Endowment for 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