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.
This handwritten congressional copy of the amendment that banned slavery is signed by President Lincoln and others.
In this online game, learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.
This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher tests your knowledge of the first 10 amendments.
Show your patriotic pride with this festive stars-and-stripes-covered pinwheel.
Students will analyze artwork regarding the historical context of wars and conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Students will deepen their appreciation of war art through watching and listening to veteran war experiences.
The first charter, or constitution, adopted by the 13 states following the American Revolution.
Celebrate one of America's most famous Founding Fathers with a craft inspired by his kite experiment.
The first ten Amendments to the Constitution form the Bill of Rights.
Help restore the Bill of Rights in this online game.
Students learn about the specific rights and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights, one of our nation's most important documents.
Get more familiar with the Bill of Rights with this simple bingo game.
Students will get a look at how African-American individuals have broken barriers to racial integration in the United States.
Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history.
Make a dazzling sun catcher inspired by the fabled story of George Washington and the cherry tree.
Use this cipher wheel to create your own secret code!
In this lesson, students will consider the value of moderation and personal self-discipline in the context of the Founders.
Learn how the Constitution was amended to allow the federal government to impose an income tax, and learn where those tax dollars go today.
In this episode, we look at Dr. King’s legacy of service—and we’ll even learn about ways that you can serve your community.
In this popular episode, we explore the history of the environmental movement in the United States and the origins of the holiday we know as Earth Day.
Learn about how the Constitution protects our rights and the freedom to express ourselves—out loud!
Discover the real story of the first Thanksgiving and how the day became a national holiday during the Civil War.
Explore the compelling story of our Constitution’s first ten amendments.
Celebrate the writing of the Constitution by going inside the Convention at the National Constitution Center’s Signers’ Hall!
Just in time for the 2012 election, this engaging, interactive lesson traces the history of the American presidency.
The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.
Students will learn about courage in the context of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and today's events.
This activity is perfect for commemorating Tax Day.
As you learn about the symbolism and importance of our America's flag, you can design your own flag.
This lesson provides an in-depth look at presidential elections, specifically the role of television commercials in campaigning.
Get inspired about going green with this bingo game.
This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher offers ideas for being an eco-friendly, active citizen.
Follow this guide and see how your voice can be heard.
Enacted in 1862, this edition of the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Decorate your own Fala pin and wear it proudly to show your support for the country!
This lesson explores the history and meaning of the Declaration of Independence and Independence Day.
Learn more about the delegates of the Constitutional Convention with these Founding Fathers biographies.
Learn more about the signers of the Constitution with these Founding Fathers biographies.
This lesson helps students see how life has changed for children living in the United States, specifically with respect to child labor.
Here's your chance to run for president!
Celebrate freedom by fashioning your own Lady Liberty hat.
Make a dazzling sun catcher to commemorate the Liberty Bell and the constitutional ideals it symbolizes.
In this lesson, students delve into the characteristics, accomplishments, and historical significance of Liberty Medal winners.
Emulate our 16th president with your own version of his signature top hat.
The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.
Explore the Center’s main exhibition and complete activities around the topic of responsible citizenship.
This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.
Make a mini model of the home of the nation's president.
Decorate and customize a wreath for Independence Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day.
A perspective by Richard R. Beeman, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
A perspective by Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of law, political science, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
A perspective by Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law at Yale University Law School, and Douglas W. Kmiec, dean of Catholic University Law School.
Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble while you unscramble the puzzle.
Discover your alter ego as President Abraham Lincoln or George Washington as you decorate your own presidential mask.
Your team is about to set off on a historic journey: running a presidential campaign!
This lesson allows students to research and assess the actions of the president.
Do as the Romans did with these miniature gladiator-style chariots!
This lesson shows students firsthand how the three branches of government work together through separation of powers and checks and balances.
Celebrate freedom of expression by designing your own album cover and making a guitar pin!
In honor of Tax Day, this cootie catcher offers helpful tips on managing your personal finances.
Honor veterans for supporting and defending the Constitution and protecting our freedom by thanking them with a special postcard.
This interactive resource celebrates constitutional and local history in Philadelphia and beyond through student-generated multimedia content.
Full text of the U.S. Constitution translated into Spanish.
Ten essential facts about the U.S. Constitution.
The first public printing of the Constitution was printed on September 19, 1787.
Read the full text of the U.S. Constitution.
An image of the original handwritten, signed U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States as a printable PDF file.
Full text of the U.S. Constitution translated into Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.
A series of newspaper articles drafted by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, urging ratification of the new Constitution.
These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.
On Constitution Day, students will examine the role of the people in shaping the U.S. Constitution.
Celebrate freedom by making your own Uncle Sam hat.
Drafted by George Mason, this declaration of rights later became a model for other state constitutions and the Bill of Rights.
Learn about the history of voting rights with this word puzzle.
This series of lessons teaches students about the election process and encourages them to be active citizens in their community.
Take this quiz to discover which Founder you're most like!
This lesson provides students with an overview of the contributions made by powerful women throughout U.S. history.
Our engaging, dynamic exhibits and programs are aligned with state and national standards so you can connect your field trip with your classroom curriculum.
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