Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration September 25th
- A celebration of Sandra Day O’Connor when the majority of the school day is dedicated to civic-minded practices and education
- September 25—the day Justice O’Connor was sworn in as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court—as Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day.
- A.R.S. 15-710.01. On Sandra Day O’Connor’s civics celebration day, each public school in this state shall dedicate the majority of the school day to civics education.
ADE Suggested Materials K-12
- Civics Online Reasoning (8-12)
- iCivics- founded by Sandra Day O’Connor (5-12)
- Kids VotingAZ - (K-12)
- KidCitizen (K-5)
Specific Lessons K-2
Specific Lessons 3-5
5th Grade - C3 Inquiries: Declaration of Independence
In response to Covid-19, the museum’s education team has developed a virtual field trip experience that is available online for students and teachers across the state. The field trip consists of a museum tour video (approximately 45minutes long) that follows Arizona’s journey from westward expansion through statehood, in addition to pre-and post-tour activities you can interact with a museum educator through either a live Q&A or a digital question form.
Specific Lessons 6-8
6th Grade - C3 Inquiries: Religious Freedom
8th Grade - C3 Inquiries: Patriotism
Specific Lessons HS
Comparison of civilization being taught with U.S.—sim. and diff of civic principles; Enlightenment ideals in the governments, the impact of slavery on enlightened ideals.
- C3 Inquiries: Constitution, Civil Rights
- SHEG: Declaration of Independence, Federalists, and Anti-Federalists
- C3 Inquiries: Federalism, First Amendment, Voting, Political Parties, Campaign Finance, Affordable Care Act