Activities

"I Have a Dream" Mobiles

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech with a mobile that inspires you to think about your own dreams.

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Amendment Cootie Catchers

This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher tests your knowledge of the first 10 amendments.

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American Flag Pinwheels

Show your patriotic pride with this festive stars-and-stripes-covered pinwheel.

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Art of the American Soldier Family Guide

This guide highlights works of art that tell the story of the American soldier through the eyes of combat artists.

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For: Families
Tags: History

Art of the American Soldier Student Guide

This guide highlights works of art that tell the story of the American soldier through the eyes of combat artists.

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Tags: History

Ben Franklin Kites

Celebrate one of America's most famous Founding Fathers with a craft inspired by his kite experiment.

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For: Families
Tags: History

Bill of Rights Bingo

Get more familiar with the Bill of Rights with this simple bingo game.

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Brown v. Board of Education Word Puzzle

Learn about a landmark Supreme Court ruling with this word puzzle.

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Cherry Tree Sun Catchers

Make a dazzling sun catcher inspired by the fabled story of George Washington and the cherry tree.

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Cipher Wheel

Use this cipher wheel to create your own secret code!

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For: Families
Tags: History

Constitution Word Puzzle

Learn about basic terms from the Constitution with this word puzzle.

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Design Your Own Dollar Bill

This activity is perfect for commemorating Tax Day.

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Tags: Government

Design Your Own Flag

As you learn about the symbolism and importance of our America's flag, you can design your own flag.

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Earth Day Bingo

Get inspired about going green with this bingo game.

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Tags: Civics

Earth Day Cootie Catchers

This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher offers ideas for being an eco-friendly, active citizen.

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Tags: Civics

Election 2012 Student Guide

Follow this guide and see how your voice can be heard.

Fala Pins

Decorate your own Fala pin and wear it proudly to show your support for the country!

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Tags: History

Fighting for Democracy Student Guide

This guide examines the stories of seven individuals who fought for freedom by pursuing their dreams and standing up for their rights.

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Tags: History

Founding Fathers Word Puzzle

Learn about the signers of the U.S. Constitution with this word puzzle.

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Tags: History

Lady Liberty Hats

Celebrate freedom by fashioning your own Lady Liberty hat.

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Liberty Bell Sun Catchers

Make a dazzling sun catcher to commemorate the Liberty Bell and the constitutional ideals it symbolizes.

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Lincoln Hats

Emulate our 16th president with your own version of his signature top hat.

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Tags: History

Model White House

Make a mini model of the home of the nation's president.

Patriotic Wreaths

Decorate and customize a wreath for Independence Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day.

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Preamble Scramble

Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble while you unscramble the puzzle.

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President Masks

Discover your alter ego as President Abraham Lincoln or George Washington as you decorate your own presidential mask.

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Tags: History

Presidential Campaign Team

Your team is about to set off on a historic journey: running a presidential campaign!

Ratifying States Word Puzzle

Learn about the states that ratified the Constitution with this word puzzle.

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Roman Chariots

Do as the Romans did with these miniature gladiator-style chariots!

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For: Families
Tags: History

Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs Student Guide

This "training manual" for the Constitutional Intelligence Agency will equip you with the skills to become one of our top agents.

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Tags: History

Springsteen and Freedom of Expression Crafts

Celebrate freedom of expression by designing your own album cover and making a guitar pin!

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For: Families
Tags: Civics

Springsteen and Freedom of Expression Student Guide

Explore how Bruce Springsteen uses music to voice his beliefs and express his opinions.

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Tags: Civics

Tax Day Cootie Catcher

In honor of Tax Day, this cootie catcher offers helpful tips on managing your personal finances.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Government

Thank-A-Vet Postcards

Honor veterans for supporting and defending the Constitution and protecting our freedom by thanking them with a special postcard.

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Tags: Civics

The Constitution Happened Here

This interactive resource celebrates constitutional and local history in Philadelphia and beyond through student-generated multimedia content.

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Tags: History

Town Hall Wall: "Under God" Under Debate

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the phrase "under God" be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?

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Town Hall Wall: A Helping Hand?

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the federal government expand its control over the economy to restore economic health?

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Town Hall Wall: A Matter of Matrimony

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should same-sex couples have the right to marry?

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Town Hall Wall: An Alien Notion

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should non-citizens have the right to vote in local elections?

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Town Hall Wall: An Evolving Debate

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should "intelligent design" be taught in science classrooms alongside the theory of evolution?

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Town Hall Wall: An Indecent Proposal

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should Congress stiffen the penalties for television and radio broadcasters who violate FCC indecency standards?

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Town Hall Wall: Armed Conflict

This Town Hall Wall asks: Do America's cities have the right to ban handguns?

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Town Hall Wall: Birth of a New Precedent?

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should we amend the Constitution to let foreign-born U.S. citizens become president?

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Town Hall Wall: Capital Crimes

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the death penalty be abolished as cruel and unusual punishment?

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Town Hall Wall: Capital Gains

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the District of Columbia be given a vote in the House of Representatives?

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Town Hall Wall: College Exam

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the Electoral College be abolished in favor of a popular vote for president?

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Town Hall Wall: Coming to America

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should illegal immigrants be allowed to become citizens?

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Town Hall Wall: Deficit Dilemma

This Town Hall Wall asks: Will additional government spending hurt or help the economy?

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Town Hall Wall: Definition of Marriage

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the Constitution be amended to prohibit same-sex marriage?

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Town Hall Wall: Electoral Mandate

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should American citizens be required to vote?

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Town Hall Wall: Equal Measures

This Town Hall Wall asks: Is the U.S. Constitution colorblind?

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Town Hall Wall: Picture Perfect

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should states require voters to show photo identification to vote?

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Town Hall Wall: Primary Choices

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should states move up their 2008 presidential primaries to shorten the primary election season?

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Town Hall Wall: Religious Test

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should American Muslims be allowed to build a mosque and community center near the site of Ground Zero?

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Town Hall Wall: School Colors

This Town Hall Wall asks: Is racial balancing in public schools constitutional?

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Town Hall Wall: Spy Story

This Town Hall Wall asks: Does the president have the authority to order domestic surveillance without a court-issued warrant in times of war?

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Town Hall Wall: The Choice Is Yours

This Town Hall Wall asks: Tell us which party you'd like to control Congress after November's midterm elections.

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Town Hall Wall: War of Words

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the president or Congress have the final say about the war in Iraq?

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Uncle Sam Hats

Celebrate freedom by making your own Uncle Sam hat.

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Voting Rights Word Puzzle

Learn about the history of voting rights with this word puzzle.

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