National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is a one-stop civic education headquarters and Philadelphia's premier field trip destination. The Center brings the story of "We the People" to life for students through an interactive museum experience and innovative tools for teaching the Constitution in your classroom. For more information, please visit: www.constitutioncenter.org/learn.

The National Constitution Center is private nonprofit chartered by Congress to "disseminate information about the United States Constitution to the American people on a nonpartisan basis." The Center's educational framework consists of three key components:  Historical Foundations through Storytelling, Constitutional Thinking Skills, and Civil Dialogue & Refection.  To fulfill its educational mission, the Center creates and distributes lesson plans, videos, podcasts, and other classroom materials.  The focal point of these resources is the Interactive Constitution, which brings balanced perspectives on each clause of the Constitution from leading scholars. 

To access these free resources by the National Constitution Center visit: www.constitutioncenter.org/learn

If there are questions, please contact [email protected].

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  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Common Core
Honor veterans for supporting and defending the Constitution and protecting our freedom by thanking them with a special postcard. Completed postcards...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Named in the nineteenth century after the act of a politician giving a campaign speech on top of a sawed-off tree stump, a stump speech is a standard...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
in this lesson, students will discuss the purpose of propaganda posters in a “think-pair-share,” and identify posters they have seen both inside and...
pixabay
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This Bill of Rights video lesson, provided by the National Constitution Center , explores the creation and ratification of the Bill of Rights and...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Throughout the history of our nation the word “liberty” has been of significance. This Constitution Day activity will ask students to explore the...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
State of the Union Bingo is a tool designed to engage students in the president’s annual address to Congress. The lesson begins during the class...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Join the National Constitution Center as we explore what the Constitution says about how the American government manages its money. Learn why it was...
  • US History
  • MS, HS
Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is a classroom activity designed to support the National Constitution Center’s online game of the same name and the...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In the course of this lesson, students will consider the point where respect and freedom of expression intersect. For homework the night before,...
Midterm Elections

2018 Midterm Elections

  • Social Studies
  • High School
As Americans prepare to head to the polls next week, We the People partnered with Ballotpedia for a rundown of the election law and voting rights...