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Download Free 2020 Civics Calendar from National Constitution Center

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 22, 2019 11:32:34 PM

As 2019 comes to a close, we've got our sights set on 2020.  And 2020 promises to be a remarkable year, full of many civic holidays and important elections.  Moreover, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which said that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of sex.  Don't miss a single civic holiday and learn more about the incredible women who have impacted our constitutional history by downloading the 2020 Civic Calendar from the National Constitution Center.

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Topics: National Constitution Center

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day - Free Resources!

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.

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Topics: National Constitution Center

Celebrate Constitution Day with these Free, Interactive Classroom Resources

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 17, 2019 3:17:00 PM

September 17th is designated as Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on this day in 1787. 

 

To help celebrate Constitution Day, teachers now have an interactive tool available to delve into the meaning and relevance of the U.S.Constitution. The Interactive Constitution app and online resource also includes a digital resource for compartive analysis of our rights to those of other nations.

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

New Exhibit Opening at the National Constitution Center to Honor 14th Amendment

Good news, constitution lovers!  The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is set to open a new 3,000 square foot permanent exhibit titled "Civil War and Reconstruction:  The Battle for Freedom and Equality".  

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jan 23, 2019 11:16:00 AM

Want to check out an extra replica of the Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols?  You can at the newest exhibit at the The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

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Topics: National Constitution Center, Hamilton

The 227th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights:  Celebrate with Classroom Resources from the National Constitution Center

Did you know that December 15th marks the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights? The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA has put together a few easy ways teachers can integrate the Bill of Rights in their lesson planning this week - including pdf resources, vidoes, and some pretty creative lesson plan ideas (Bill of Rights BINGO, anyone?)

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Topics: National Constitution Center

Independence Day 1776: July 2nd or July 4th?  You Decide!

 

Interesting Fact:  If you asked America's Founding Fathers what date America's "Independence Day" should be recognized on, you'd likely find their answers to vary.  Here's why...

 

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

Free, Digital Resource from National Constitution Center is a Must-Have for Civics Teachers

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 12, 2017 4:15:09 PM

 

In time for Constitution Day, teachers have an interactive tool available to delve into the meaning and relevance of the U.S.Constitution. The Interactive Constitution app and online resource also includes a digital resource for compartive analysis of our rights to those of other nations.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, Philadelphia, Historic Attractions, National Constitution Center

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