The Constitution
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The Constitution

Understanding the Constitution and its role in American history is one of the keys to scoring high on the Regents Exam. This video covers all the basics on both the ...
Grades 9-12
Constitution
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Constitution

Teachers can use the documents and sound files in this primary sources toolkit to help students experience the four-month process of secret argument, debate and compromise that produced the Constitution ...
Grades 6-12
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Library of Congress
Teaching the Constitution
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Teaching the Constitution

This collection includes resources that support teaching the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution. Students will understand the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the United States Constitution ...

Constitution USA: Teaching the Constitution
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Constitution USA: Teaching the Constitution

The Constitution is all around us; it affects each of us, every day. We are told that it is the ...
Grades 6-12
The Bayonet Constitution
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The Bayonet Constitution

In this video from American Experience, witness the events of 1887 that limited the power of Hawaiian King David Kalakaua. By then, most of the wealth of Hawai‘i was ...
Grades 8-12
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American Experience
The Constitution at Work
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The Constitution at Work

In this activity, students will analyze documents that span the course of American history to determine their connection to the U.S. Constitution. Find a teacher guide to complement this ...
Grades 8-11
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National Archives
The Last Abortion Clinic Teacher's Guide
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The Last Abortion Clinic Teacher's Guide

Students will assess the appropriate role of federal and state government in deciding when and how to regulate abortion with ...
Grades 9-12
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FRONTLINE
JFK - Primary Resources: Religious Freedom in the Constitution
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JFK - Primary Resources: Religious Freedom in the Constitution

Article 6 of the Constitution and the First Amendment guarantee religious freedom for all Americans ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Constitution USA | Created Equal
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Constitution USA | Created Equal

Peter Sagal explores the high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” endowed with “inalienable ...
Grades 6-12
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Constitution USA
Whose Constitutional Rights?
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Whose Constitutional Rights?

This Slavery by Another Name unit focuses on the Reconstruction Amendments and acts enacted after the Civil War to extend ...
Grades 9-13+
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Slavery by Another Name
The Duel - Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution
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The Duel - Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution

In May 1787, the democratic government that had emerged from the American Revolution was only eight years old. But already ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Slavery and the U.S. Constitution
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Slavery and the U.S. Constitution

Students need to be signed in to complete this lesson. Go to "About This Activity" below to find out more ...
Grades 5-8
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WGBH
Table of the Constitutional Act of 1793
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Table of the Constitutional Act of 1793

French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?
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The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?

This Democracy in America activity outlines the foundation and design of the Constitution, as well as controversial "hot spots" in ...
Grades 12-13+
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Annenberg Learner
Constitution USA | It's a Free Country
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Constitution USA | It's a Free Country

Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty ...
Grades 6-12
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Constitution USA
The French Constitution, engraved by Jacques Louis Copia
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The French Constitution, engraved by Jacques Louis Copia

Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul (1758-1823) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Provenance: Louvre, Paris, France ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Rediscovering George Washington: Why Celebrate Constitution Day?
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Rediscovering George Washington: Why Celebrate Constitution Day?

George Washington won an eight-and-a-half year war against the mightiest military power on earth; he ...
Grades 6-12
Rediscovering George Washington | Constitutional Convention: Constitution of the United States
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Rediscovering George Washington | Constitutional Convention: Constitution of the United States

George Washington won an eight-and-a-half year war against the mightiest military power on earth; he ...
Grades 6-12
Constitution USA | A More Perfect Union
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Constitution USA | A More Perfect Union

In A More Perfect Union, Peter Sagal explores the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of ...
Grades 6-12
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Constitution USA
Georgia and the US Constitution | Georgia Stories
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Georgia and the US Constitution | Georgia Stories

Not long after the Articles of Confederation were drawn up in 1777, Georgia and the United States decided they would ...
Grades 7-12
Rediscovering George Washington: The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise
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Rediscovering George Washington: The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise

George Washington won an eight-and-a-half year war against the mightiest military power on earth; he ...
Grades 6-12