Did you know that National Contitution Day is coming up on December 15th? If you're a teacher, rest assured that the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia, PA has all the resources you need to commemorate the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution! Check out the free resources and lesson plans in today's blog post.
The Bill of Rights lesson provides students with information about one of our nation’s most important documents. In this lesson, students in grades 3-5 or grades 6-8 learn about the specific rights and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights.
Use the First Amendment Plan of Study to explore every part of the First Amendment, including why all of the clauses were grouped together in the first place. Structured as a two-week plan, or as individual lessons, this plan of study also includes lessons on civil dialogue and discussion questions to spark conversation in your classroom.
Watch one or both of the Center's Bill of Rights videos to get a comprehensive view of the first 10 amendments. There are also discussion questions available for before and after viewing!
Start a discussion about three different rights included in the Bill of Rights with these videos from Living News, a fast-paced theatrical production that introduces current and controversial issues to middle and high school students.
Explore the First Amendment further with two overview videos where National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Associate Justice Elena Kagan discuss the First Amendment and how the Supreme Court, legal scholars, and citizens have interpreted it over time.
Let us know how you celebrate Bill of Rights Day in your classroom!