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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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Thank-A-Vet Postcards
  • Writing
  • 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 "thank a vet" postcard...
Bill of Rights Video Lesson
This Bill of Rights video lesson, provided by the National Constitution Center , explores the creation and ratification of the Bill of Rights and...
Address America: Your Six-Word Stump Speech
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...
Creating a Modern-Day Propaganda Poster
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...
Liberty! A Constitution Day Activity
Throughout the history of our nation the word “liberty” has been of significance. This Constitution Day activity will ask students to explore the...
State of the Union Bingo
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...
9/11: A Nation Remembers
The events of September 11, 2001, changed our nation forever. Student in grades 7-12 are old enough to remember the events of this historic day. This...
Dollars & Sense
Join the National Constitution Center as we explore what the Constitution says about how the American government manages its money. Learn why it was...
Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War
  • The Civil War
  • 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...
Respecting Freedom of Speech
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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,...