Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Welcome to your one-stop civic education destination. Explore the NCC's innovative, engaging lesson plans, activities, and other materials.

The Constitution Center’s innovative, standards-based lesson plans, activities, and other resources connect the Constitution with your curriculum and bring American history to life for your students.

At the Center

Our dynamic, standards-aligned exhibits and programs will engage your students and connect America’s constitutional history with your classroom curriculum.

In the Classroom

This month, the Center is celebrating Election Day and the freedom to vote! Check out these election-focused educational resources.

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    Create your own stump speech: Write a six-word sentence that you would use if you were campaigning to be president and that expresses your views on the issues.

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    Write a letter to a veteran you know (a family member, friend, or neighbor) thanking them for their service.

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    Throughout history, Thanksgiving has brought people together for food and conversation. Civic dialogue can be a healthy side dish, as you respectfully share ideas and examples of citizenship. List out three topics related to civic action that you would like to bring up at the table this holiday.

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    Not all of the amendments that James Madison proposed made it into the final Bill of Rights. Is there anything missing from the Bill of Rights that you would have included?

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    Create your own inaugural address: Write a six-word sentence that you would like our new president to read on Inauguration Day.

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    List ways your class can help in your community this year and plan a day of service for your school.

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    Does racial harmony exist in the United States? Back up your answer with an example.

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    Who is your favorite president? Come up with three reasons for your choice.

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    How can people who are unable to vote ensure their opinions are heard in U.S. elections?

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    What do taxes pay for? Make a list of projects, buildings, parks, programs, and other things taxes pay for in your city, state, and nation.

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    What are the top five issues your class would like our newly elected government officials to address in their new terms? How does the environment rank in your classroom's list?

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    There a many different ways to remember those who served and died for our country. Design a memorial to commemorate the soldiers who have fallen in the Middle East conflict.

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    The images used on national and state flags are not just pictures-they have significant meanings. What symbols would you incorporate if you were to design a flag for your class, school, or community?

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    Eleven years before the Constitution was drafted, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, in which he described certain essential human rights. What would you include in a list of rights that you think are important and why? Would you have signed the Constitution 225 years ago? Why or why not?

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