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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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.
Students will research and nominate Founders for the Liberty Medal as if it were 1788, the year after the Constitution was signed.
In this online game, learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.
Students will investigate national election stump speeches and then create their own.
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.
This guide highlights works of art that tell the story of the American soldier through the eyes of combat artists.
Students will deepen their appreciation of war art through watching and listening to veteran war experiences.
Celebrate one of America's most famous Founding Fathers with a craft inspired by his kite experiment.
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.
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.
Just in time for the 2012 election, this engaging, interactive lesson traces the history of the American presidency.
Learn about basic terms from the Constitution with this word puzzle.
Using online digital libraries and archives, students will explore how people have expressed their points of view throughout U.S. history.
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.
Decorate your own Fala pin and wear it proudly to show your support for the country!
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.
This lesson helps students understand how the First Amendment establishes key freedoms of expression for Americans.
Students will relate personal experiences to the rights and responsibilities and the meaning of freedom.
Lesson Plan for Middle School and High School for Freedom Day
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.
In this lesson, students will examine how the concepts of private property and honor are interconnected.
In this lesson, students learn about the role of bureaucracy in U.S. government.
Students will learn about how the federal government began coining money and the significance of symbols used on coins.
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.
This lesson will ask students to explore the meaning of liberty using primary sources and other contexts.
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.
This lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with the Living News theatrical performance at the National Constitution Center.
Explore the Center’s main exhibition and complete activities around the topic of responsible citizenship.
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.
In this lesson, students will analyze how people throughout history have exercised their First Amendment rights to express their opinions.
This lesson acquaints young students with the Bill of Rights through reading and discussing picture books.
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.
Learn about the states that ratified the Constitution with this word puzzle.
In this lesson, students will consider how respect and freedom of expression intersect and their role in maintaining a free society.
Do as the Romans did with these miniature gladiator-style chariots!
This lesson explores the phrase “secure the Blessings of Liberty” from the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution through the Liberty Medal Ceremony and its recipient.
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!
This lesson will engage students in the president’s annual address to Congress.
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.
This innovative, interactive resource is designed to uncover the vast wealth of history in our local communities.
This lesson builds student understanding of the relationships between the United States’ founding
documents by comparing and contrasting the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,
and the Bill of Rights.
This lesson encourages students to look at the issue of climate change and environmental regulation from a constitutional perspective.
Students will examine the ideas that the Founding Fathers brought to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and use them to analyze the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Celebrate freedom by making your own Uncle Sam hat.
In this lesson, students will examine the constitutional, legal, political, and historical sources of the continuing debate over war powers.
Lesson one looks at the contributions made by people from other countries who have come and made their homes here.
Lesson two examines the Constitution as the foundation of our government.
Lesson three continues to develop the students’ understanding of the Constitution by examining the Bill of Rights.
Lesson four focuses on the principles of justice and the role of the judiciary.
Lesson five provides opportunities for students to examine issues from different points of views.
Lesson six investigates the concept of leadership.
Lesson seven builds on the skills of previous lessons.
Lesson eight celebrates student engagement.
This lesson explores the Fifth Amendment issues at stake in the Supreme Court case of Kelo v. City of New London.
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.