What Does Returning to Fundamental Principles Mean?

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This engaging Constitution Day lesson on fundamental principles presents a series of quandaries that represent many great ideas and principles that have shaped our constitutional heritage. In each exercise, students apply principles and ideas to a contemporary issue and then take a position and defend their judgments. Visit the Center for Civic Education at www.civiced.org for many more free resources for teachers of grades K-12, including additional Constitution Day lesson plans.

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