As a part of Constitution Week, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has been giving out pocket-sized Constitution books to all fourth graders at public schools in the state.

Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods visited Cross Creek Elementary School recently and presented the books, along with the importance of the Constitution, to all fourth graders as part of his ongoing citizenship initiative.

While visiting several classrooms at Cross Creek, Woods heard from students, educators and other stakeholders in the Thomas County School System about what is working, what changes could be made, and how the GaDOE can be of service.

The book, titled “The Words that Built America,” contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Amendments to the Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Woods told the students the book will continue to be useful throughout their school journey as they study Georgia state government and Georgia history.

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