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Address America: Your Six-Word Stump Speech

Students will investigate national election stump speeches and then create their own.

Constitution Hall Pass: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Legacy of Service

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.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
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Creating Your Own Town Hall Poster

The National Constitution Center’s Town Hall posters and lessons are engaging ways to facilitate dialogue around important constitutional issues with students.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7
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Election 2012 Student Guide

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

Presidential Progress Report

This lesson allows students to research and assess the actions of the president.

The Exchange: Are the Principles of the U.S. Constitution Reflected in Your School?

This lesson encourages students to review principles of the Constitution and compare it to their school system.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Can Government Prohibit Citizens from Owning Handguns?

This research and deliberation activity encourages students to look at the issue of gun control from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Is the Constitution colorblind?

This research and deliberation activity encourages students to look at the issue of affirmative action from a variety of perspectives.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should a Clean and Healthy Environment Be a Constitutional Right?

This lesson encourages students to look at the issue of climate change and environmental regulation from a constitutional perspective.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should a Year of National Service Be Required for All Americans?

This research and deliberation activity encourages students to look at the issue of compulsory national service from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should Same-Sex Couples Have the Right to Marry?

This research and deliberation activity encourages students to look at the issue of same-sex marriage from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should Students’ Cyber Speech Be Protected Under the First Amendment?

This lesson encourages students to deliberate on the issue of cyber speech and the First Amendment.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should the Government Make Sure That Every American Has Affordable Health Insurance?

This research and deliberation activity is designed to encourage students to look at the issue of health care reform from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: Should the United States Reduce Immigration?

This research and deliberation activity is designed to encourage students to look at the issue of immigration reform from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Exchange: When Should Increased Security Measures Outweigh Your Privacy Rights in School?

This lesson encourages students to deliberate on the issue of balancing privacy and security.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Future of Race in America

Students will explore a hypothetical case about affirmative action and learn about landmark rulings like Gratz v. Bollinger.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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Town Hall Wall: "Under God" Under Debate

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: Armed Conflict

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: Electoral Mandate

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: Equal Measures

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: Picture Perfect

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: School Colors

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

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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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?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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We the Civics Kids

This series of lessons teaches students about the election process and encourages them to be active citizens in their community.