In an effort to increase civic awareness, State School Superintendent Richard Woods and the Georgia Department of Education are distributing pocket copies of the Constitution to every fourth grader in Georgia. All funding for the project was donated – no taxpayer funds were used to purchase or distribute the Constitutions. The pocket Constitutions also include the Declaration of Independence, the lyrics of the national anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Photo courtesy of Ellijay Elementary School. EES 4th graders receive their own pocket Constitution as a part of the EES Constitution Day celebrations on September 17, 2015. EES students Alex Alejandro, Emma Heaslip, Michael Little, Carson McBride, and Nolan Price proudly display their personal copy.