Arkansas Code Title 6. Education § 6-16-101. Celebrate Freedom Week

(a) To educate students about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the values on which this country was founded, the last full week of classes in September in Arkansas public schools shall be recognized as “Celebrate Freedom Week”.

(b)(1) During Celebrate Freedom Week, all social studies classes shall include instruction as determined by each school in each social studies class.

(2) It is recommended that the instruction include discussion about the meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, with an emphasis on the Preamble and the Bill of Rights, in the document's historical context.

(3) It is suggested that a study of the Declaration of Independence include exercises related to the relationship of the ideas expressed in that document to subsequent American history, including the relationship among ideas contained in the document and the rich diversity of our people as a nation of immigrants, the American Revolution, the formulation of the United States Constitution, the abolitionist movement and how it led to the adoption of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the women's suffrage movement.


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