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Free Teaching Resources. Live Virtual Event: Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center. 2015 Constitution Day lessons. In preparation for Constitution Day 2015, several members of the Scholastic Press Rights Committee (SPRC), a committee of the Journalism Education Association, created lesson plans specific for the event. We suggest celebrating the day Sept. 17. We created these lessons to help celebrate the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as mandated by Congress. Legislation requires schools to offer lessons on the Constitution and how it affects all Americans.

Our lesson plans emphasize the First Amendment and particularly the freedoms of speech and the press. Please contact me if you have any questions or feedback about the lessons or how to implement them. The SPRC works to provide information and resources on legal and ethical issues to journalism students, teachers and administrators. To see past years’ lessons, go here. Please send any feedback to keekley@gmail.com. Lori KeekleyFor JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee and the Constitution Day Committee Content list.

Common Core Exemplar: Teaching the Bill of Rights. Lesson Plans on the U.S. Constitution - Lesson Plans. Each year the United States celebrates Constitution Week, which commemorates the adoption of the US Constitution. Created in 1956, the purpose of the week-long celebration is to promote civics education and the study of the Constitution. This year the event will take place between September 17 and 23 and marks the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution. The Share My Lesson team has selected a variety of free lesson plans, educational resources and classroom materials to support teachers as they celebrate Constitution Week in their classes. Sign up for free and start downloading what you need today.

Elementary school materials The Constitution: The country's rulesIn this lesson from the Center for Civic Education, students develop an awareness of the Constitution by exploring what it is and why it is important. Middle school materials High school materials LibertyStudents examine the meaning of the word “liberty” using a variety of sources, including the Constitution. Make Your Case. Play Make Your Case! Think your students have the Seventh Amendment down? Then it’s time for them to play Make Your Case. Students can take part in this courtroom trial simulation and learn how important the right to a trial by jury is. Students will play the role of an attorney in a civil case against one of their classmates. They can also play as teams. Students should bring their best game, because we’re keeping score. For Make Your Case game instructions, click here. Constitution Day - Lesson Plans and Activities for Kids from the National Constitution Center.

<a href=" title="Online Form">Online Form - Constant Contact Signup Form</a> Countdown to Constitution Day Great Classroom Resource:Constitutional Rights: Origins and Travels Explore our interactive resources on the Bill of Rights! Learn which documents and ideas influenced the Founding Fathers when drafting the Bill of Rights, and how those rights have been expressed throughout the world. And coming this September: We’re launching the best Interactive Constitution on the Web! Find it this September! Coming Soon: The Best of Constitution Hall Pass Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history without leaving the classroom! And look out for our next episode, all about the 13th Amendment, coming this this December to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the amendment’s ratification!

Admission to the museum is FREE on Constitution Day courtesy of the PNC Foundation. Shop for Materials Pocket Constitution Buy Now. Thinking as a Founding Father. The National Constitution Center - Profile. The Constitution: Past, Present and Future. Liberty! To Sign or Not to Sign. "A More Perfect Union": Constitution Day Activity. Citizen Me. Passing the Constitution: State Ratification. What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble? Boston Plays: Constitution Day Activity.

What Is Authority? The Constitution: The Country's Rules. Lesson Plans on the U.S. Constitution - Lesson Plans. Each year the United States celebrates Constitution Week, which commemorates the adoption of the US Constitution. Created in 1956, the purpose of the week-long celebration is to promote civics education and the study of the Constitution. This year the event will take place between September 17 and 23 and marks the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution.

The Share My Lesson team has selected a variety of free lesson plans, educational resources and classroom materials to support teachers as they celebrate Constitution Week in their classes. Elementary school materials The Constitution: The country's rulesIn this lesson from the Center for Civic Education, students develop an awareness of the Constitution by exploring what it is and why it is important.

Middle school materials To sign or not to signIn this lesson from the National Constitution Center, students examine the roles of the Founding Fathers in shaping the constitution. High school materials. You're Searching Teach-nology.com. 22 results found. 3 pages of results. These lessons look at poltical affairs and party systems. ... Tools Tips Memberships Home Home Teacher Resource> Lesson Plans Center> Social Studies> Civics Lesson Plans Bookmark It! Email It! Lesson Plans Arts and Humanities Health ...

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Constitution Day Lesson Plans for K-12. Find Lessons - Teaching Civics. Deliberation: Sanctuary Cities From Street Law Should cities or counties be able to declare themselves “sanctuaries” and refuse to cooperate with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainer requests? Current Read More 2017 Supreme Court Nomination Advising Senators Activity From Street Law Are you teaching about President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court? Federal vs State Laws video Produced by the Robert H. The House Rules Committee video Produced by the Robert H. Civics 101 – Episode 13: Filibuster Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a non-partisan, topical “refresher course on how American democracy was designed and how it is practiced in Read More Civics 101 – Episode 12: The Nuclear Codes Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a non-partisan, topical “refresher course on how American democracy was designed and how it is practiced in Read More Civics 101 – Episode 11: The State of the Union Produced by the Robert H.

Gideon v. Texas v. Civic Education Lesson/Unit Plans. Lesson Plan Library: Civics. Lesson Plans and Activities. Lesson Plans. Every year, more than 4.5 million students around the world participate in the Center’s education for democracy programs. The Center’s research-proven and teacher-tested curricula reach K-12 students in every congressional district of the United States and in eighty countries. Through its curriculum, the Center engages young people to become informed, responsible citizens.

The Center’s curricula include We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution; Project Citizen; the School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program; Representative Democracy in America; Citizens, Not Spectators; and Foundations of Democracy. To purchase Center textbooks, visit our online store. The Center also provides a variety of free, downloadable curricular resources for teachers. Lesson Plans: Civics (6-8th Grade) Civics Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans - Civics and Government - Themed Resources. Constitution Day – Lesson Plan | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra.

Back to lesson plans archiveSeptember 16, 2013 By Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for PBS NewsHour Extra Subjects History, government and civics Estimated Time One 90 minute class period Grade Level Middle School and High School Warm Up Activity Creating your Classroom Rules This lesson involves some deception, but provides an authentic experience of building a government. Tell students that you are going to give them an assignment – to produce a document – but that they will need to do it on their own as a class.

Main Activities The Constitutional Convention Simulation Explain to the students that creating the Constitution took a great deal of hard work and compromise. The Amendments Show students the Student Reporting Labs’ story on the first amendment that involves school and social media. “Like” Playing Sports? After the video is over, as a class, discuss the video:Are the students’ rights being violated? Recommended Extension Activities and Resources Resources: