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 guide is designed to help students consider the idea of memory in connection to the events of September 11.
In this online game, learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.
This guide highlights works of art that tell the story of the American soldier through the eyes of combat artists.
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.
Analyze Springsteen’s use of irony and metaphor in this song that is more complex than it might first appear.
Students will get a look at how African-American individuals have broken barriers to racial integration in the United States.
Learn about a landmark Supreme Court ruling with this word puzzle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 guide examines the stories of seven individuals who fought for freedom by pursuing their dreams and standing up for their rights.
Learn about the signers of the U.S. Constitution with this word puzzle.
This lesson explores the history and meaning of the Declaration of Independence and Independence Day.
Learn more about the signers of the Constitution with these Founding Fathers biographies.
Learn more about the delegates of the Constitutional Convention 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.
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.
Emulate our 16th president with your own version of his signature top hat.
In this lesson, students will analyze the political and constitutional issues that faced President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.
This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.
Explore how music has shaped Americans’ understanding of their history.
A perspective by Richard R. Beeman, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
Discover your alter ego as President Abraham Lincoln or George Washington as you decorate your own presidential mask.
Learn about the roles of historical figures during the Prohibition era by taking on their identities for a dinner party.
Use your skills to get classmates to identify and define which Prohibition era term you draw.
Learn about Prohibition through informational slides and activities using the SMART Board platform.
Do as the Romans did with these miniature gladiator-style chariots!
This "training manual" for the Constitutional Intelligence Agency will equip you with the skills to become one of our top agents.
This interactive resource celebrates constitutional and local history in Philadelphia and beyond through student-generated multimedia content.
This innovative, interactive resource is designed to uncover the vast wealth of history in our local communities.
The first public printing of the Constitution was printed on September 19, 1787.
A series of newspaper articles drafted by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, urging ratification of the new Constitution.
This lesson encourages students to take a closer look at the American flag and its meaning.
This lesson takes a closer look at the history of Memorial Day by examining World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War and their connections to this civic holiday.
These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.
Learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the players in the movement, and its eventual repeal.
In this lesson students will first become acquainted with the wording of the Bill of Rights and determine language that needs further defining.
Drafted by George Mason, this declaration of rights later became a model for other state constitutions and the Bill of Rights.
In this lesson, students will examine the constitutional, legal, political, and historical sources of the continuing debate over war powers.
Students will investigate the legal language defining their freedom of speech rights
Take this quiz to discover which Founder you're most like!
Learn about the differences between the Founders’ and Progressives’ beliefs about government by sorting quotes from each group.
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.
Download the Guide to Standards-Aligned Exhibits & Programs.
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