One of our most important Freedom Day goals is to engage as many students as possible with our curated selection of lesson plans and activities for celebrating our unique American freedoms.
We are so grateful to our partners for helping us reach so many classrooms. Celebrate Freedom Day on April 13, 2017!
Our Freedom Day education partners include:
The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource)
The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding, facilitating research, and encouraging discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals – including students, teachers, lawyers and judges – with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment. Over the last 10 years, ConSource has connected thousands of American citizens of all ages to our nation’s constitutional history by creating a comprehensive, freely accessible digital library of historical sources related to the creation, ratification, and amendment of the United States Constitution. Our team not only curates important digital collections of historical materials, but also travels the country, working with judges, lawyers, law students, educators and the general public to ensure that the full story of our constitutional form of government is told. To explore our digital library of historical materials related to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as our free curricular materials, please visit www.consource.org.
Bill of Rights Institute
The Bill of Rights Institute is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society. The Institute develops educational resources and programs for a network of more than 50,000 educators and 30,000 students nationwide.
Civics Renewal Network
The Civics Renewal Network is an alliance of 26 nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that provide free online classroom resources for civics education. The organizations gathered in April 2013 during a Civics Summit convened at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Sharing the belief that understanding the Constitution plays a vital role in creating knowledgeable and engaged citizens, they agreed to work together as the Civics Renewal Network to raise the visibility of civics education and to make high-quality resources more accessible to teachers through a one-stop website. The network partners also will collaborate on developing resources in the future and on events such as Constitution Day. For more information, visit civicsrenewalnetwork.org.
Annenberg Classroom provides a comprehensive, multimedia curriculum on the U.S. Constitution for middle and high school students. The free resources include documentaries on Supreme Court cases; conversations with Supreme Court justices; a Constitution Guide: What It Says, What It Means; interactive games; lesson plans; and timelines. AnnenbergClassroom.org is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Annenberg Classroom’s That’s Your Right game
The Ashbrook Center is an independent, non-partisan non-profit, the mission of which is to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. To fulfill this mission, Ashbrook offers educational programs for students, teachers, and citizens. To this end, TAH.org sponsors a variety of resources, courses, and programs to help classroom teachers improve their knowledge of American history, government, civics, and ideas through the use of primary documents. TAH.org and Ashbrook programs and courses are unique in that they are all rooted in primary documents only, and are created and conducted by university scholars who are experts in their respective fields. Our faculty are full-time instructors at Ashland University and from universities and colleges across the country. Our goal is to equip teachers with the content knowledge and resources through experiences with primary documents in order that they can more effectively teach their students.
For more information about Freedom Day events at the National Constitution Center, or to find out more about how you can participate, please contact Kate Maloney-Gross at [email protected] or 215-409-6664.