At a Constitution Day celebration, young students learned about American history and the importance of where our laws come from.
The United States Constitution was signed 228 years ago in September 1787 and ratified a year later. Some schools commemorated the event.
In Texas, bilingual attorney Gabriella Neal visited Glen Loch Elementary School and read “So You Want to Be President?” by Judith St. George and David Small to students. Her visit was sponsored by the Houston Bar Association.
“Each group has different questions depending on their age range,” Neal said. “Some of them had very good questions about the constitution or about being a lawyer or about being president.”
“It’s very important for (the students) to know where our laws come from and what rights in the U.S. we have and how the government is structured.” Neal said. “It’s not just about the constitution; it’s first of all about reading.”