November 1, 2002
02-383

Celebrating American Values

The Valdosta State University chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is teaching West Gordon Elementary school children about American values. The ?Celebrate American Values? program kicked off on Oct. 31 and will continue on Nov. 4, 7 and 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

SIFE students will teach lessons dealing with free enterprise; the Constitution and Bill of Rights; the history of the American flag, the Liberty Bell and other national symbols; and the responsibility of American citizens.

The curriculum has been developed and written by SIFE students in an effort to provide a fun and educational way to teach school children about the meaning of being an American.

Students will have the opportunity to write an essay titled ?What does it mean to be free?? and participate in an art contest featuring one of their favorite American national symbol, that represents American values. Awards for the best essay and artwork for each grade will be presented on Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m., during a special ceremony at West Gordon Elementary.